A tuk tuk front in a cheap Asian eatery. The photo didn't come out very well.
I think this was taken with my phone. I think it was Batemans Bay where we stayed for one night on our Spring road trip. It too is not a good photo. Something went wrong with the bridge as we arrived and caused a terrible traffic jam.
This photo is about two months old. The white building seen behind the cranes is Edgewater Towers in St Kilda. The building under construction has now blocked our view, as did the one on left did significantly. You have no right to a view, as a former Mayor of the City of Port Phillip told us. Fortunately our main view from the lounge room cannot be blocked.
London's Serpentine has a temporary arts pavilion built each year and so now does Melbourne in the Queen Victoria Gardens. I think this is the third. Each year I wonder about the under usage of a temporary building that takes ages to construct and no doubt costs a bomb.
These beds, also in QV Gardens, used to be planted with wonderfully colourful annuals. Look at them now. Boring as the proverbial bat droppings. A bit weird, but the annual flower beds were replaced with these sorts of plants from a donation by Naomi Milgrom, of the Sussan and Sportsgirl retail shops. Why?
These lamps line Princes Bridge, the main entrance into town for many people. One is now missing thanks to some idiot climbing up on to it on New Year's Eve. It collapsed. I hope he was charged, but that is unlikely. I suppose it will be fixed and the others are due a repaint anyway. The lad is due for the stocks and rotten tomatoes.
I think Grace mentioned she liked the look of Flinders Street Station, our main city suburban train station.
It is much photographed and just as interesting at the Elizabeth Street end with the clock tower. It will be repainted soon, a paler stone colour.
St Pauls Cathedral on the diagonal opposing corner.
Young and Jacksons Hotel, aka Princes Bridge Hotel, with the ghastly electronic advertising board above, but the board does hide a very neat open roof top cider bar.
Trams in the busiest tram street in the world, cyclists, taxis, delivery vans, trucks and council workers all hate where the horses for hire are located. All pass within inches of these horses. They simply should not be at this location. The horses and carts also ignore time restrictions noted on the parking signs. Lord Mayor Doyle should act. Yes, one horse did swing its snout out to one side once and it was hit by a passing tram.
I don't know if it is true, but when six o'clock closing of hotels was in place, because of the terrible mess made as men gulped down multiple beers and often enough brought them back up again, never mind just spillage, public bars were all tiled and simply hosed out after closing. Pub tiles were often nice though,
Intricate work at Melbourne Central.
In the gloom for some reason this cruise liner looked very bright and white.
I think the sign says, PUT A GIRDLE ROUND ABOUT YOUR GIRTH.
Oi, this is Australia, not Britain. Where is the kangaroo and emu?
The mad running season concluded in December.