Friday, March 02, 2018

A place for me

I lived in the City of St Kilda from about 1980 to 1982 and moved back in about 1992, and I have lived in the City of St Kilda, which later became City of Port Phillip ever since then. I rather like living in the City of Port Phillip. The actual suburb of St Kilda is a must see for tourists, and I rather like it myself.

I am just relying on memory now, but former City of Port Phillip Councillor Serge Tomann was elected on a ticket of stopping, successfully, an inappropriate development at a large vacant site next to the Palais Theatre, the St Kilda Triangle site. Upon his departure from local council after two terms he produced this video. St Kilda doesn't look half bad. It is a place I like very much.

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  1. Wow! I love this and would definitely visit! Hugs...RO

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    1. RO, it is certainly a very diverse place.

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  2. Me too :) We lived in St Kilda for many years and only moved when the children were adolescents and needed space. There is not a coffee shop, bar, beach or music centre in St Kilda that I didn't consider home away from home.

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    1. Hels, it is in your soul. The suburb really does engender passion. The Block tv show featuring The Gatwick may see a revival of Fitzroy Street.

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  3. I used to live in Coburg when I was little and a trip to St Kilda by train with our bathers was something else!
    St Kilda has weathered very well indeed Andrew :)

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    1. Lady J, Upfield train to Flinders Street then the St Kilda train. Great fun, full of expectations. Pity I haven't weathered as well as St Kilda.

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    2. That is right ... you know your train lines!
      I think your weathering is fine .... I feel we are about the same age :)

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    3. Lady J, I expect we are indeed about the same age.

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  4. Will look at the video when I’m home Andrew. Currently on the East Coast of Tasmania going south then West...

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    1. Margaret, west? Not too far west I hope or you end up in Strahan.

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  5. That's a very pretty video, showing just how lovely the area is. Thank you very much :)
    According to my street directory, "our" St Kilda is an undeveloped are surrounded by salt crystallisation pans, nothing pretty about that.

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    1. River, thanks. I know your St Kilda as it where your tram museum is, and you are right.

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  6. And the sewerage treatment works are out that way too :(

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    1. I think the museum tram line runs between sewerage lakes.

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  7. The video is excellent Andrew although I would have loved to see St Kilda from ground level, through the streets.

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    1. Grace, it is a bit more gritty at street level, but also pretty nice.

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  8. I would like to live there

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    1. Polish up your passport Gosia. Funnily I was just reading old diaries when I used to teach English to a Polish couple. Kristos? and Maria.

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  9. I've been to St. Kilda only once...and just for a brief visit...passing through, really...back in the mid-80s.

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    1. Lee, the 80' saw it at its lowest point. It has come on since then.

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  10. the beaches look beautiful.

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    1. Strayer, the beaches are really nice, and very busy at times.

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