It seemed works had been underway for a very long time in Fitzroy Gardens, East Melbourne. The completed project has been revealed.
Some landscaping and plantings with seating.
A soak which may well flow after rain, should we ever see any again. I will reserve judgement until the plants grow, but I like the soak.
Captain Cook's cottage, which I seem to recall was actually his parents' cottage and it was shipped out from England. While Cook wasn't the first white person to visit Australia, he is credited with discovering it.
I don't know what the significance of this tree stump is, but it must be important.
A host of golden daffodils.
Avenues of elms.
Boarded up old mansion. I think tradies were busy inside.
A modest house where Highriser would be quite content to reside. Does it have a lift? I am used to lifts.
Oh dear, what happened to last house in this terrace. Its verandah has been removed along with much of the decorative embellishments.
For some reason this part has been exposed. And what is that iron thingie up on the wall.
Some kind of cable support? There were never trams nearby that have overhead wires needing support.
Some of the City Square was sold off and used for commercial development. The idea of selling off part a city square would puzzle many Europeans. This is the Westin Hotel built on former City Square land, with its own flag flying, the Australian flag (hope it is not New Zealand), the Union Jack and what??? Flag of Finland as well as I can make out and I can't find a connection between the Westin and Finland.
Possibly my favourite Melbourne building, the Manchester Unity Building, I think is owned by an Indian/Australian doctor. Rather Manhattan, don't you think.
To conclude, this old man one man band was not really old at all. He was just wearing some really bad clothing.