During the 1970s, I was young. Unsatisfied with youth alone, I was also smaller than my present dimensions suggest. When one is small, regardless of age, distances seem more vast and common things seem more big. Everyday things: wardrobes, most objects manufactured by Fisher & Paykel, the packaging they are shipped in…just massive.
Melbourne’s latest shopping centre, the reinvented “Emporium Melbourne” opened its doors recently. Everybody’s talking about it, from breathless promoters of consumerism right through to heritage and architecture commentators.
Here’s my bit, no cash prizes for guessing which side of the opening day shopper queue I fall on.
Mr Fotodudenz woke me up one day and threatened to drag me to Point Cook. “What’s the point of that?” I asked. He got it, he just didn’t laugh.