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Old 02-19-2011, 07:26 AM   #1486
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Instead we're going to switch gears a little. The new tag is a cobblestone street.
The "wing" I had in mind was the Wing Loong Chinese restaurant in Heffernan Lane in central Melbourne - which I was sure was cobblestoned. Having been beaten to a wing, could I get both the current tag and the previous one at the same time?

Well it turned out Heffernan Lane was closed off for the tail end of the Chinese New Year festivities anyway, but there are plenty of cobbled lanes in Melbourne:



This is the north leg of Rutledge Lane in Melbourne, taken from Hosier Lane.

Hosier Lane is a bit of a centre of respectable "graffitti art" in Melbourne. This is Hosier Lane, from the south leg of Rutledge Lane:




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...is a gondola!
No, wait, that's a mistake, that's just more cobblestones. The gondola and the 1966/7 VC Chrysler Valiant were both kind of cool, but probably a bit difficult to replicate.

The new tag is a horse drawn vehicle on a public road:



A glossy black Amish buggy would be really nice!
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:52 AM   #1487
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...is a gondola!
No, wait, that's a mistake, that's just more cobblestones. The gondola and the 1966/7 VC Chrysler Valiant were both kind of cool, but probably a bit difficult to replicate.

hmm VC valiant eh....
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:20 AM   #1488
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Cobblestones in the port of Antwerp (2003)



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Old 02-20-2011, 02:23 AM   #1489
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:31 AM   #1490
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We had a road rather like that at the General Motors Holden Proving Ground at Lang Lang here in Australia.

It was called "Belgian blocks" and is a standard feature of any vehicle proving ground because it provides a realistic rough road which is easy to maintain in a constant state so that this year's test of 8000km of Belgian blocks is truly the same as the one they did ten years ago or two years from now.

BTW, 8000km at 40kph on Belgian blocks really loosens up a car's body!
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:28 PM   #1491
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Just in case its got lost in all the cobblestones:

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The new tag is a horse drawn vehicle on a public road:



A glossy black Amish buggy would be really nice!
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:15 AM   #1492
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We have those around here. Been uber busy but if it's still there later I'll try to go find one.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:46 PM   #1493
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I rode around downtown today but no joy. They must only run on the weekends.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:51 AM   #1494
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Not easy to find anything like that around here. Obviously even less so in winter...
We got fresh snow today..
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:29 AM   #1495
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Not easy to find anything like that around here. Obviously even less so in winter...
We got fresh snow today..
A horse drawn sleigh would be fine...
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:07 PM   #1496
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I actually know a place a few miles from here where they have those for tourists. Dog-sledding as well. There is no way to get there by bike, though...
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:46 PM   #1497
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I'm going to try for this one...

"J&L Carriage has been in business since 1998. We offer carriage tours in the downtown area weekends. We offer narrated versions or quiet romantic rides. Weddings and horse-drawn funerals are also available. Our hours of operation are Friday 6-10 PM Saturday 12-10 PM and Sunday 12-6. We also accommodate other hours if needed."

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Old 02-25-2011, 12:08 AM   #1498
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I'm going to try for this one...

"J&L Carriage has been in business since 1998. We offer carriage tours in the downtown area weekends. We offer narrated versions or quiet romantic rides. Weddings and horse-drawn funerals are also available. Our hours of operation are Friday 6-10 PM Saturday 12-10 PM and Sunday 12-6. We also accommodate other hours if needed."

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Old 02-26-2011, 02:09 PM   #1499
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No joy. No horse and buggies anywhere.

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