But the next day was bright and sunny and I was determined to return and take photos.
Construction of The Shrine of Remembrance began in 1928 and was completed in 1934.
Garden beds as I walked up the steep hill from St Kilda Road.
The sky threatens.
It wasn't an idle threat, but only ended up being a nuisance shower.
The Eternal Flame. Some idiot put it out a couple of times. He was caught and dealt with.
This is better, sunshine, looking towards town.
Not a a bad angle. Doesn't it look so regal.
I am a short distance away along the wide gently sloping main path to the The Shrine.
I should have zoomed a bit. The cypress trees lining the pathway are impressive.
World War II obelisk?
The grass squares are used very effectively.
Once inside, there are huge display cases of bling, all highly polished.
There are many of these alcoves.
While I don't think much will change externally, there is a huge construction project underway at The Shrine. Most of what is being built will be underground. This is looking south and somewhere in the distance The Highrise can be seen.
I am up on the external gallery almost at the top of the Shrine and looking west.
North west towards the city with the top of the Eureka building out of shot.
Looking east over the Observatory and its cafe, on to the Royal Botanic Gardens and with the Dandenong Ranges in the distance.
I have posted this before and here is a link to Mother on the right with her friend at the Shrine.