Tuesday, November 09, 2010

eat smart: StreetSmart

Sorry if elements of this post looks familiar, it just means you were on my other blog recently.

A couple of weeks ago I was in Sydney and as I wandered through the city, I came across a group of rowdy high school or uni students taking a video of themselves singing and dancing in a side street. The street provided a natural ampitheatre, blocked off from traffic, sub-tropical flora to provide shade on a hot day. A couple of pricey looking restaurants overlooked the public seating area. An oasis in a busy city.

Then I noticed someone else.

Was he performance art too?

No, just a homeless man trying to have a kip in the shade, while the fat cats chowed down on lunch pretending to not see him.

The homeless are someone's father/mother/brother/sister/child/classmate/friend. StreetSmart makes a difference by supporting grassroots organisations working in their local areas.

Check out the StreetSmart site to find a participating restaurant. The Melbourne line-up has changed a bit this year but covers eateries that cater to a variety of tastes and budgets.

StreetSmart is on now until 24th December. Please eat generously.

What I wrote about StreetSmart 2009.

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Blogger steve said...

With the risk of sounding glib and not meaning to detract from the brevity of your post AOF, maybe he was entranced by the word, 'Cockfighter' which emblazens the balistrade. Perhaps he thinks it emblematic of the struggle of theose fat-cats eating lunch?

8:45 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Yep that wonderful irony wasn't lost on me when I snapped the pic :)

7:35 am  

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