No, I did not go out for a long lunch. Long Lunch happens every year and I think for the last few years it has been set up outside the Victorian National Gallery. Quite a few diners had left by the time I took this snap. It must have been hot in the sun. A Chinese Dragon just happened to be passing by. Meanwhile on the lawns outside St Kilda Town Hall, a shorter Long Lunch was happening. This time the guests were the poor, the homeless, the down trodden and general assorted scum from the streets.
At least the St Kilda lunch for the poor did not disrupt traffic, unlike the Long Lunch which blocked off the St Kilda Road service lane and caused terrible traffic congestion and at least one car and tram accident. Maybe the Long Lunch is a charity fund raiser, like the next disruption to the city is, Run for the Kids, where St Kilda Road will be entirely blocked along with the major city toll road, the Domain Tunnel.
Is that the end of it? Of course not, a week later is the Grand Pricks. Traffic is already disrupted. I know. I suffer from it. Victorians subsidise it for around $40 million and the profits go overseas to some creep Ecclestone. Fast cars dashing about our local park which we are not able to access and terrorising the wildlife is not a good thing in my book. Our gov says it promotes our State, so you overseas types better watch the Grand Pricks and make plans to visit because of it.