A Positive Attitude With The Workshop Camera Club
It takes a good positive attitude to be a successful photographer. And a thorough command of the technical aspects of the art. And the permission of the Main Roads Department.
Apparently the Workshop Camera Club missed out on the last thing yesterday. They held the October meeting of the Photo Market at the usual venue - the Leederville Town Hall on Cambridge Street - at the usual time on a Sunday morning. This is something that runs three times or so in the year.
Trouble is the MRD and the local shire council decided to pull up the bitumen road outside the hall - closing off the suburb so that sellers couldn't get to the hall and buyers couldn't get to the sellers. Oh, we still went, and we still got the goods to the front door by dint of abusing the road workers - and there was still an early morning rush of customers before the blockade really took effect. But the main business of the day was pinched off something chronic.
Fault of the club? No. No-one notified them beforehand, and they had the hall booked for months in advance. Fault of the MRD? Probably not - they just get a call from the shire of whatever to rock up and bomb the place as per orders.
Shire of Vincent, or Council of Leederville, or whoever the bureaucrats are at this point in time? Yep. But I bet no-one down at the office admits to it or offers the Workshop camera Club free hire of the hall for February. After all, they are The Council...
I wonder if that nice bright shiny hall in South Perth is available for Sunday mornings...?
PS: I still had fun. Sold some goods, bought a racy book about Hollywood scandals, had two cups of coffee and possibly the best home-made Melting Moment biscuit in Perth. Whoever you are madam, thank you.
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