Sunday, October 02, 2016

Yarra Walk 3 Pt 3 The End

There seemed to be an apartment building at the top of this monster retaining wall. It could have been built for a factory or similar.


A mixture of graffiti and murals line the wall.


Pipe comes out and under the path.


And drains in to the river here.


So cute. Am I supposed to know anything about this dog? IE, is it a cartoon character or similar?


Battling his way upstream. Going down will be much nicer.


The Johnson Street road bridge.


I have arrived at the Collingwood Children's Farm. The path diverts from the river here.


An interesting old house.


Apple trees? They have nearly finished blooming.


Grapevines.


A lyrebird peacock preening in a tree.


In the distance part of the mighty Carlton United Brewery can be seen.


The old Abbotsford Convent.


Sheep.


Goats.


More convent.




The convent is huge but no longer used as a convent and has a very mixed use.




Across the river, two lads were rambling through the bush and not staring at screens.


I had to look twice, but it art, not an abandoned bike.


The river is much calmer and deeper here.


Collins Bridge for pedestrians.


Buttercups and something similar to snow drops.


The Yarra is cleaner now than it has ever been since white men arrived, but there is still a long way to go.


There was a rough path next to the river but it looked rough and seemed to have many stairs at one end, so  I followed the main path along Yarra Boulevard, which was a steady climb and it was hot in the sun.


Ah civilisation.


I can see the city and that is where I am going.


More grapevines.


And across the river using the Walmer Street Bridge.



The river does look browner than usual. As Gosia said, heavy rain must have made it worse. As Jah Teh reminded us, it is the river that runs upside down with clear water underneath. Believe it or not.

Bye bye Yarra.


That ends my walks from the City to Dights Falls and that ends me for a couple of weeks while we 'take off''. 




26 comments:

  1. Andrew definitely spring in your place, I love the murals which present animals

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  2. Gosia, I thought the animal mural work was quite good too.

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  3. The old Abbotsford Convent was a grand old site. The original nuns might have had a deprived life in one sense, but at least they had spacious rooms, lots of shared facilities and impressive gardens.

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    1. It is indeed Hels and it is good that it has put to good use.

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  4. Have fun on your travels.
    Enjoyed my walk on the Yarra with you feel like I've done enough exercise for the day now.
    Merle........

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    1. Cheers Merle. I walk slowly.

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  5. Lovely. I suspect your lyrebird is a peacock though.
    I would probably rather stay beside the Yarra than go into the city. Some beautiful places. Thank you.

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    1. Pleasure EC, and the error has been corrected.

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  6. Trot long the Merri Creek one day, it's very pleasant :)
    Have fun on your travels xxx

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    1. Jayne, in your absence I did walk Merri Creek from Mahoneys Road to the Yarra. Thank you.

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    2. Jayne, in your absence I did walk Merri Creek from Mahoneys Road to the Yarra. Thank you.

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  7. A nice collection of pictures, some of the wall paintings are very nice,love the little dog !

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    1. The dog is cute, Gattina.

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  8. The old convent is fascinating, I would love to know what it's being used for now.. are you sure that old bike was art and not an old bike 😊 Happy travels you two, have fun and take care 😊

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    1. Grace I might visit the convent one day and post about it. Thanks.

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  9. Our rivers run dirty after heavy rains farther upstream. Happy camping! Can't wait to hear your camper van tales!

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  10. Thanks for taking me for a walk along the upside down Yarra. Quite a diverse mixture of scenery. Have fun wherever you go.

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    1. Thanks Diane. With the rain we've had, even crystal clean are muddy.

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  11. That second picture, the blueish mural, looks like a cross between a Sphinx and a Pharaoh.
    Have a wonderful time away.

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    1. River, there is an Eygiptian thing happening there. Thank you.

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  12. It has been a long time since visiting Melbourne.
    Great pics, and you mentioned buttercups . Ah now the last time that I saw Buttercups and field daises was in Tasmania ten years ago . One will not find them growing wild in our part of NSW.

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  13. Thanks Vest. Suppose I have seen buttercups since school days but I can't remember. There was something about holding them under your chin and the reflected colour.

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  14. I have enjoyed this series of posts as it gives a different insight into your local area and of course rivers are a particular favourite of mine.

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    1. Thank you Marie. In time I might keep walking upriver, at least if public transport works out to suit.

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