Have you seen the window display on The Strand at Port Elliot? It's been amusing me for years now.
There's always a joke, a social comment and a quirky collection of miscellany to admire.
I visit often as the display changes frequently. At the moment there are shells, medallions, a tiny vegemite jar and other precious treasures displayed in a wooden printer's box.
Shells and vegemite
The window is located in an old building, probably dating back to the mid 1800s, on the corner of The Strand and Henry Street, right next to the train line.
The shopfront on the corner of The Strand and Henry Street
A shop was housed in the building in years gone by and it's located next to other, still functioning shops, all of which formed part of the film set for the Storm Boy movie remake back in 2019.
Storm Boy set - photo taken by Kate Elmes
The shops, including this no-longer-functioning one, have kept the old school signage used in the movie.
Old school signage
The social comments are always thought-provoking and often quite hilarious. They provided much light relief during COVID.
Social distancing comment
I'd love to know who puts their time, effort and creativity into the displays. I've asked a few locals for information but they have remained tight-lipped, perhaps to protect identities or perhaps they just don't know.
Perhaps you know the person who is responsible? Either way, I hope the mysterious window dresser continues to present these displays.
They provide a source of entertainment to many and establish a point of interest for pedestrians strolling along The Strand.
Did you hear the one about the chameleon?
A Chameleon Joke