I thought I would set off early to capture the gladdys (Gladiolus) next to the renovated and re-opened Hamer Hall in the morning light. I suppose them being there was a connection with Dame Edna performing at Hamer Hall. As you can see, I was too late. Workmen were dismantling them. They looked great when they up, and with some good lighting on them at night.
Photo of the gladdies from the Herald Sun when they were erect as a Brazilian goat.
I believe this coffee and food van is operated by Michael Ibrahim. I wonder if he is one of those Sydney Ibrahims. Probably not. I think he could whip up a five course meal from what is jammed into the van.
The rebuilt entrance to Hamer Hall is very swish. The barriers rather spoil the scene. Hopefully they will be removed soon.
For some time as I have travelled over Princes Bridge, I have wondered what this concrete thing was all about. Ah, it became clear when viewed from the other side.
Well, my first issue. Why was a solid concrete fence built that blocked any view of the river below? Along the river below is an open metal fence. Why not here? If there is some outdoor dining going to happen in this area, an open fence would have been so much better.
Some forthcoming attractions. ABI Brother saw Tina Arena perform at Hamer Hall last Sunday night.
R moved away in embarrassment as I tried to explain to the cafe that the Vegemite was for my raisin toast. The cafe could not imagine the possibility. They sweetness of the fruit and the saltiness of Vegemite go very well together.
It was a lovely bright and clear morning and everyone was in a cheerful mood. You can see the earlier mentioned open metal fence. Beyond is another paved lower level next to the river bank.
Ah, this is all new. There are going to be restaurants along here. Just what Melbourne needs. Our demand for food out is insatiable.
The National Gallery, Victoria, has had a renovation. Hamer Hall is now renovated. I suppose the theatre building will be next. Give 'em cake.
I rather liked these thingies in Southgate, with their changing patterns. Lava lamps for the the 21st century.