Being in a developed country for the first time opens you up to experiences that are quite memorable. There are some that others have experienced and is rather common place in the First World, and you just wait for them to happen to you. And then there are those which are meant just for your eyes. And those which seem quite regular to others, are actually an entirely different experience for someone from a country like India.
Dude where's my car!
Spotted this beauty on St. Kilda's Road. It was literally a head turner. I spotted a couple of more cars and bikes that I wanted to capture but I wasn't very quick with the camera.
It is quite ordinary to see fireworks at play in India during Diwali but then what The Crown had on display for no apparent reason, was pretty cool. The Crown being a casino obviously has the money to do something like this but then the surprise to me is more about this being allowed by government and the Casino rather than being able to afford it.
Its quite a normal sight to see women in India with long hairs. But this guy would give any Woman in India a complex. His hair was matted and that might not be something Indian women may want. But then talk about long hairs.
Look Right, Look Left, Look Right, Go
I knew this isn't a big deal but the ease and simplicity of it still amazes me. If only we could get people to actually follow it if it is ever implemented in India.
t' pirates be comin arrr
This was quite a surprise as I saw a bunch of people dressed as pirates walking and shouting on St. Kilda Road. It was amusing at best. Turns out that day was Talk Like A Pirate Day.
With great power comes great responsibility
And what better than meeting spider man on the way.
Those are Not Pants!
I am not sure if there is something I am missing but that is not normal!
Movable Traffic Lights for Road Repair
There was a two lane road that was being repaired and half of the road was blocked. There was traffic coming from both side which were managed by portable traffic lights. This is such a simple yet effective solution. I wish we had them India, they are needed pretty much everywhere.
Totally stoned guy in Tram
Travelling in Trams is quite easy but then if a stoned guy can do it then things are way too easy. This guy was absolutely stoned, he was hardly able to stand. Yet he managed to get in to the train, travel undisturbed, or rather not disturbing anyone and get down, hopefully where he really needed to.
Helpful Tram driver
People ask for directions in India all the time. But its never the drivers of public transport, they are way too rude and busy. So it was quite a surprise for me when a tram driver stopped the tram, got down and helped a couple with directions.
Indian Cinema has a very popular stereotype when it comes to the police. They always arrive after its too late. I saw a bleeding man asking for help, looked like he was mugged, withing a minute there were twelve policemen there. That was amazing.
Girl In The Basement Window
I was sitting in a tram and looking out the windows, I see a pretty and well dressed girl sitting in the window of a basement, probably waiting for a tram. No one else bothered but it seemed quite unusual to me. In India no girl will do that, for several reasons. The dress will get spoilt, it will look weird and so on.
Car stopped for me
This is something everyone has told me about. Cars stop for pedestrians. But its quite something to actually experience it.
Good morning by strangers
I had gotten quite accustomed to greeting and being greeted at stores. But the first time a random stranger said Good Morning I managed to somehow respond. It was completely out of the blue and felt good.