What? Policitical correctness didn't leave the decorations in storage? OMG - WOWWhat a change, for a while there, decorations were minimal for two reasons,1. Public Liability - they had a nasty habit of falling and hurting cars and people (Yes, happpened to me)2. We were afraid to offend non-christian senses.Thankfully - We (Melbourne) has come to its' senses and realised we are a christian nation and therefore allowed to show itThanks for the photos!
IAS, I cannot recall when City of Melbourne did not put up decorations. At times they were very old and tacky. From what I read in yesterday's paper, we are a nation of heathens. I am among them. We need to see christmas as cultural rather than religious now.
The Christmas decorations were never NOT put up - they were minimal - like pole banners - not what you see there - dangly bits and pieces and the like.And YES I agree - the cultral rather than religious issues, I tend to agree with also.
IAS - drive around Oakleigh/Monash and gasp in (very muted) awe at the tacky decs they've trotted out for the umpteenth year in a row ;cardboard boxes around light poles.Yes, we're soooooooo underwhelmed by the colour and excitement they engender we don't even notice them these days *hmmph*
Jayne - oh so true - boxes around poles - FFS?Why can;t we have some colour?Boxes don't replace flags and bells HUNG from poles - or perhaps OH&S/Public Liability issues?MCC has never addressed the issues of some years ago of decorations falling onto vehciles - so OH&S most likely ;)
I love melbourne...I only wish both my kids lived there and then i would move...not too close...am waiting a few years as its just as likely they will move before I get there...I feel at home in melboure for some reason
You sure you would like the weather MC? I think people feeling comfortable and at home is one of Melbourne's talents.