Melbourne's Federation Square recently turned ten years old. Its architecture still divides opinions. I quite like it and 'the people' seem to like gathering there.
It was quite early in the morning, so not too many were about.
This small area often looks pretty dead.
People were seated while listening to an outside radio station broadcast in celebration of the anniversary.
The foot of yours truly. Don't step on my black suede shoes.
A construction by an apparently well known overseas weaving artist.
Needless to say there is a lot of work in it.
There are wedding cakes and then there are wedding cakes, and The Forum is a wedding cake.
Table numbers on these cute 'thingies'.
No Tardis though.
I think it would be a fair call to label John Faine Melbourne's as Melbourne's premier broadcaster and also ABC Local Radio's premier morning host. He is learned and has a wide range of interests and is, as used to be said, sharp as a tack. He is chatting with Jill Singer and her husband. Jill was a presenter of a current affairs tv show on Channel 7, among many other things, and is memorable as she had a fainting fit and left her desk while on air when management apparently spiked a story at the last minute about the controversial Kennett government in 1990s. I can't believe it is not on You Tube, well I can't find it. Her husband, Peter Davidson, was the principle? architect of Fed Square. He suffered a very serious stroke and has not fully recovered. When he did speak, he seemed ok, but watching him trying to begin to get the words out was sad to watch. He often looked to Jill to give him a lead. I like Jill.
I've stepped down to the terrace about the river bank now. After our severe drought, I never fail to see beauty in green grass.
Looking up from the terrace.
Federation Walk. I have no idea what this was all about.
I was partaking of a delicious cup of coffee at Riverland in cool but ok weather.
A gust of wind arrived carrying a brief light shower and a plastic blind slowly lowered. It gave me a bit of as start.
I did not know Australian Aborigines used rocks when constructing shelters. It occurred to me that any open sided shelter would not face the direction this one is, into the cold prevailing south westerly winds.
As I was writing this, the wind has just changed from a northerly, bringing hot air from inland Australia, to a southerly coming in from Bass Strait. The temperature dropped from 27(80, just for you Rubye and Dina) to 19(66) in fifteen minutes. I love Melbourne's weather.