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Mezze is widely served in the Greek and Middle eastern world. An assortment of little dishes and tasters which accompany a nice ouzo or a glass of wine. So when you read mezze moments you will have tasty snippets of life as I live it, India for four years and now Brisbane Australia, all served up with some Greek fervour and passion.

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Monday, 27 July 2015

Light up the creatures of the night

I love finding aspects to this city that stand out as being different and interesting - so my story for the day is lampposts.

How many of us bother to look up and notice what they are like, what shape they are in and what light they diffuse? I suspect very few and it is not really surprising there is not often much to them until you come across some like these, dotted along Adelaide St. 

Fred Whitehouse - an artist and sculptor was commissioned to make these in 1996 and he must have had a love of nocturnal animals - so we have a flying fox, a frog, a lizard and a possum and I believe there is a snake as well but I haven't spotted it yet. They are delicate and life size bronzes which look out at the world below through the light of the lamppost- it is time for my dinner thinks the flying fox, or mine says the possum ? Shall I slither down the lamppost ,says the snake, to meet my friend the lizard, or to gobble up the frog!

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