Friday, October 03, 2014

Happy in Melbourne with significant locations noted

I think I have published this Happy video before, set in Melbourne, This time it comes with some notes from me that may interest some. While I will continue to complain and about things in Melbourne, it is a rather nice place and I take some pride in it. I may do the same with the very popular St Kilda Happy.



00.11 Busker on Southbank Promenade. I don't recall the sculpture.
00.12 Preserved Shot Tower, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre and underground City Loop Station.
00.13 South Bank from the northern side of Yarra River. Queensbridge with to the fore Australia's second tallest building, 92 storeys Eureka, Freshwater Place in the middle and Crown Casino Hotel tower to the right.
00.14 Brief glimpse of The Shrine of Remembrance (war memorial).
00.18 All 'street art' shots are probably in the vicinity of Hosier Lane.
00.20 Federation Square.
00.32 Flagstaff Gardens?
00.35 Bourke Street Mall
00.37 Birrarung Marr with Arts Centre Spire in the background.
00.53 Southbank with Flinders Street Station Clock Tower and St Pauls Church
00.57 State Library of Victoria
01.01 Swanston Street
01.40 Probably near Sea Life, Melbourne aquarium, Flinders Street.
01.47 Bourke Street
01.50 Federation Square with the dome of Flinders Street Station behind the flags.
02.22 Princes Bridge
02.55 Southbank footbridge over Yarra River.
02.57 National Gallery of Victoria.
03.13 Luna Park, St Kilda with the Palais Theatre to the right.
03.25 Swanston Street outside St Pauls church.
03.34 Chess, State Library of Victoria.
03.38 Water wall with autumn leaves stuck to it, City Square.
03.43 Swanston Street
03.46 On an old  seventies Z1 class tram.
03.49 Tram Bar, Arts Centre.
03.56 Rotunda, St Kilda Beach.

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    1. Gosia, pretty hard to match the two up, I know.

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  2. There are always things to complain about - but I do like your fondness for your city. I am fond of mine too.

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    1. EC, good and bad aspects to every city, but yours and mine, although very different, are both successful cities.

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  3. They all are very happy, it's hard to get a smile out of Sydney people on the way to work, on the way home they are al asleep I know I was.
    Merle..............

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    1. Merle, that is because you lot up there party so hard and stay up late at night.

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  4. That's a lovely video. I saw part of it due to data whilst I am away. No matter where we live or what we do, there is always something wrong with it, well usually :) My husband is a Virgo, that should say enough! I also read that in China a lot of employers will not employ Virgos as they are too critical!

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    1. WA, I am not well versed in star signs, except as a Libran, I am balanced. There must always be a place for critical people. Of course we could diverge into bringing up children who are never criticised, but we won't today.

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  5. Very pretty city.......and a lot of Happy people.

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    1. Allan, and pretty lousy dancing really.

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  6. My favourite is the Tram Bar at the Arts Centre. But mainly because I have rarely seen public transport being used as a bar in any other city.

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    1. I like it Hels. Been there once. There was a tram in a bar in Launceston.

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  7. Melbourne looking good Andrew, but I'm just not happy :) I get like that when I can't breath.. blegh!

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    1. Grace, seems you are getting better. You need to be well for your forthcoming flight.

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  8. Haven't watched it yet. I'll get to it when my back eases off enough to sit longer than a couple of minutes.

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    1. Oh River, that is not good. Walking helps R with his back issues.

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