Polaroid Diaries - Tracking Record

"Dear Diary - I have climbed the ladder and knocked at the gateway to the City of Books...I am still waiting...

redeye A wall of rust-coloured red bricks is home to two similarly coloured timber doors, their painted surface peeling and chipping away under the effect of the weather...the niche that holds the doors is a meter or so above the ground, so a ladder has been thoughtfully provided to accommodate access to "BOOK CITY - NO. 78"...it is sunny now, so the shadows play a part in this scene...

yellowsound Cars...pigeons...twittering parrots...more pigeons...beneath it all there is the constant rumbling of an idling truck...a crow gives a short, lazy "caw"...

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greensmell Bricks and mortar with the musk of the years of rain, sun, wind and the type of vegetation that grows in the hidden corners...

bluetouch The rungs of the ladder are smooth and cool...the bricks are warm and solid...chips and flakes of paint crumble and fall away from the door at my touch...

purpletaste The bricks leave a slightly salty taste and I notice that the small, gritty particles taste a little like sandpaper...

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"Doorway - Book City No. 78 (With Ladder)"

Originally, "Doorway - Book City No. 78 (With Ladder)" was taken on Sunday, May 06, 2007 at 12:00 AM. Since then this diary snapshot has had confirmed sightings at the locations listed below. Sightings are listed in the order that they were reported...

 

 

  • Received Saturday, May 26, 2007...(US Eastern Time)
  • Where the Snap was found:

    "Pump number 2 at coles express service station Keilor road nrth essendon"

Finder's Diary entry and/or plans for the Snap:

"tape it to a bus stop in reservoir."