Pretty well within one kilometre of the Highrise are many foreign embassies.
We can look down on the flags of the Malaysian Embassy* at 432 St Kilda Road. Our Malaysian friend Manny was astonished to see his own country's embassy from the Highrise.
One of R's ex workmates lives next door to the Turkish Embassy, at 24 Albert Road. Her husband's father painted trams. Her husband grew up in a yellow and cream weatherboard house, the same colours as our trams were back then. Employee bonus. Take home a pot of paint.
The Italian Embassy used to be somewhere near Domain Road and Park Street in South Yarra, but it is now at 579 St Kilda Road, along with many medical offices.
What were all the protest white crosses, in a lawn, across the road at the Indonesian Embassy about? I can't remember. 72 Queens Road.
With much trepidation, I took photos of American Embassy at 533 St Kilda Road from across the street. I was sure the CIA or our Federal Police were about to pounce on me. The forecourt was covered in flowers post 9/11. The front of the American Embassy is now a car tow away zone and protected by the Federal Police. What paranoia. We don't have terrorist bombs in Australia.
Turks and Greeks might hate each other, but their embassies are close by, 37-39 Albert Road for the Greek Embassy, across the road from the Turkish Embassy.
The Thai Embassy, I was quite unaware of its location. It is at 566 St Kilda Road. That has got to be new.
France, ears prick up Grace?. 342 St Kilda Road. I know where it is, but I cannot imagine which building.
*Embassy, Consulate, High Commission. No matter. You get the idea.