An unusual creation at my work.
Because of the closure of the City Square due to the construction of Metro Rail, this year Federation Square is hosting the festivities and I think management and or City of Melbourne have done a fine job.
Tourists and locals alike were loving this arbour. It is of course Melbourne's arbour, not Sydney arbour. (Yes, I can hear you groan)
I don't really ever remember liking any of our former major Christmas trees in the City of Melbourne but I love this years effort. There are a few photos ahead. The balls catch the sunlight and sparkle really well.
Close up. We plan to go into town for dinner and see the Christmas lights this evening.
What would Christmas be without Santa.
I will upset Little Jo by calling this a naivety scene, rather than nativity scene. She will say, no Andrew, it is not naivety but nativity, and then she will know that I do actually know the correct word. We once walked from the semi underground carpark at Woolworths in St Kilda via a graffiti covered and grungy lane to Acland Street and she asked me if I actually knew where I was going! I believe she will visit us on the third day of the test cricket. I try not to tease her too much, but she does bite back hard when Uncle Andrew plays too smart for his own good.
Block Arcade; not too much decoration there but it is always a treasure to look at.
Melbourne Town Hall.
Mother was lamenting that she was too late getting her red and white petunias in to be ready for Christmas. Not so the City of Melbourne.
Household Management made some mince pies, and very nice they were too, although as he says, a bit too much icing sugar. Think of all the money you saved by making them, said I. No, said he, they are cheaper to buy.