Iconically Australian…

At exactly 33.89S and 151.27E you will have reached your destination!
Iconically Australian and delightfully quirky…
  …welcome to The Grounds by the Sea…  
A Pop-Up Cafe in Marks Park  and The Grounds of Alexandria‘s Baby sister,
It’s where comfort is paramount…

And unfortunately, NOT for sale!

It’s where refreshments entice amidst the sandy bric-a-brac

And just around the corner, is the Pick Up joint…

… for sumptious snacks and exotic drinks 
served by staff schooled in the Basil Fawlty tradition!
Then take a pew…
Under the clothes line…
Amidst wodden pegs and underwear
As you watch the sun slowly sink into the warm earth
Or if you prefer a more muted sky…
Sit at the front overlooking Bondi Beach
And a ubiqutous lone pine.
The Grounds by the Sea is surely grounds for permanency?

(This pop-up cafe is a welcome respite and part of  Sculpture By the Sea 2014)

Frannie xx     
© 2014 Francesca Muir

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  • Mem October 31, 2014   Reply →

    Just lovely Fran! LOVE the pics and your words 🙂

  • And don't forget, momentarily smack dab in the midst of 106 (?) sculptures with Sculpture by the Sea! Love the clothes line!

  • Germana November 1, 2014   Reply →

    Beautiful words and pics Francesca. Love the muted sky clothes line shot and the Bra shot too!!

  • Francesca Muir November 1, 2014   Reply →

    Thank you Germana – it's a classic isn't it… so quirky and clever! Fxx

  • Francesca Muir November 1, 2014   Reply →

    Thank you Mem… it was such a lovely surprise at the top of the hill. We all signed a petition to have it as a permanent cafe. Fingers crossed. fxx

  • Francesca Muir November 2, 2014   Reply →

    Oh Marg – thank you how silly of me! I have now added the link to Sculpture by the Sea! Thank you! F x

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