Looking from the beach out to the pier and St Kilda's famous rebuilt pier kiosk.
The old boat moorings. I expect these posts will be removed.
The new moorings are on the other side of the pier return, that is where the pier turns to the right at the kiosk. This area houses penguins in the rocks, as our Friend in Japan once showed us. It was a nice little calm area where the leatherbacks* used to tan their crinkly old hides . I'm not sure I like this at all.
There was a strong and warm wind blowing from the north. It nearly blew my cap from my head.
While the need for this extension to the breakwater is not apparent in a north wind, I can assure you that you could observe its effectiveness when there is a cold southerly blowing.
Looking towards shore. Visible from your left to right is an apartment building on the Esplanade, Luna Park, The Palais Theatre cloaked in a covering and Edgewater Apartments.
A mosaic before the pier.
The crumbling Palais Theatre which our State Government will not stump up money to repair.
Luna Park and as is said, just for fun.
What was doing here. Ah yes, I had to buy some special light bulbs at the lighting shop. This is very nicely renovated Greyhound Hotel, host of many gay and lesbian nights.
My own local council of City of Port Phillip is made up of three amalgamated councils, Cities of St Kilda, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne. The name on what was once the St Kilda Town Hall is curious, because we don't generally call our town halls, city halls. The flag on your right is the Aboriginal flag but I don't know about the one of the left. St Kilda has a large population of of gays and lesbians so at appropriate times, the gay rainbow flag can be seen flying. St Kilda also has a high population of Aborigines, drug users, immigrants, backpackers and middle class tourists, Jews, prostitutes and the mentally unwell. If you live in St Kilda, you are either an 'interesting person', or you like to be among 'interesting' people. At times I observe children on their way to or from their private schools and I wonder about how they feel about living in such a diverse community, as opposed to their classmates who would mostly come from very wealthy white suburbs. Are they envied at school or disparaged for where they live? Do they embrace or reject where they live? It is nothing to see a famous person walking one of their small children to the local primary school.
*Old men and women who spend a lot of time maintaining the very dark tans on their saggy old bodies.