and sadly disappearing in front of our very eyes, just waiting to be rediscovered.
Few seem to get that these shops, things or buildings, institutions in their own right, found throughout our local areas need to be appreciated and maintained.
A perfect example of beauty unrecognized is The Rio milk bar in Summer Hill.
It’s the old fashion kind of milk bar. The type that kids would go to with what little pocket money they had and buy that Chew Chew bar or those Redskins.
It has fallen upon sad and lonely times.
The owner sits alone, inside, growling at any one who may wonder in aiming to buy some sugar in the guise of either a candy bar or a chilled drink.
And yet there is a strange attempt to create a curious window display made out of bits and pieces,
little pieces of paper, some decals, old wrappers of the candy bars, silver foil, bits of plastic.
It is an eccentric sight, but thank god for the eccentrics of the world as they keep things interesting.