On February 23rd, 2014, we set off on a new tome travel of Simmone Howell’s ‘Girl Defective’. Fortunately for us, Simmone had already mapped out the locations on Google Maps. You can view this here. This map, combined with a re-read and a very helpful list that Simmone kindly provided us with, allowed us to map out Girl Defective in photo form. We are very happy to share it with you all.
‘Sundays were ritual days. Dad opened late so we could have a family breakfast. We’d pick up coffee and toasties and take them down to the market near the gardens. Every week was the same. At a certain point, under a certain palm, Dad would fix on the white tents and sigh, “St Kilda really used to be someplace.”‘ pg 38
Just before we got to the gardens, we were on the verge of collapse from needing lunch. We got some tasty wraps from Falafel Extra on Acland Street and ended up at the gardens, sitting on a bench as I’m just no good at walking and eating (I spill enough food on me when I’m sitting down). We really ended up there by accident, as we didn’t realise we were literally standing in the middle of it until we were looking around and figured it out as Luna Park was right in front of us. Simmone told us to look for a fountain, which I do hope is the non-functioning one you see below. Then we trundled over to the market to have a looksie. I always enjoy buying pointless shit at markets but we were running out of time as we had parked in a 1 hour space and we had get a few other photos, then get back so instead, I just took a photo of Annette when she wasn’t expecting it. Mwahaha