Thursday, February 16, 2006
Crossing the Yarra
It was not always easy to cross the Yarra River as you can see in the pic. The Punt Road Hill does not look nearly as steep as it is.
I had occasion this week to travel across the river into foreign territory, that is Carlton, Brunswick and Fitzroy. I find these areas very interesting, but would I live there? If we sold our modest apartment, I expect we could easily buy a house on that side of town. The locals are certainly friendlier and less, well not pretentious, shall I say less materialistic?
But practically, no, I could not. Apart from the years when I was 4 until 15 or 16 and in the country, I have always lived in the direction of and less than 15 kms from the south bank of the Yarra. The north side of the river is as alien to me as Sydney or other Aussie capital cities. I would adjust, but why would I do it when I confident in my own area? Nope, I am definetely a south side person. It is what I know and am used to and the twain shan't meet for me, except for occasional micro holidays across the Yarra.