A few random photos for Sunday Selections where I am often joined by River, Elephant's Child and Jackie.
The last privately owned old house in St Kilda Road.
67 cruise ships are due to moor at Station Pier for the summer cruising season and disgorge 135,000 passengers. Diamond Princess is one of many. (Hels, note I cropped out the ugly rooftops)
Salvia in your life can't be bad. Begonia is a bonus. The trailing pale green plant is regularly trimmed by staff and I particularly like it.
Someone once asked me about how these are constructed and I did not know. I poked my hand in, pulled aside some flowers, and took a good look. There is a succession of large round plastic pots with steeply angled sides stacked on top of each other. The begonias are planted around the outside of the pots and another pot put on top.
This old and forlorn tram shelter has fallen into a bad state of repair. I don't know who actually owns or is responsible for the old shelters, but they better get a wriggle on and makes some repairs. This one is in the City of Melbourne and the second one below, City of Port Phillip. Are councils responsible for them? Is Yarra Trams responsible for them? Is Vic Track responsible for them? They are listed on the Victorian Heritage Data Base.
There has been a fire in this one and it too is owed some heavy maintenance. They date back to 1927 and they used to have barrier doors. The conductor on the last tram out of the city for the night, the 67 to Carnegie, would lock the doors to prevent the homeless sleeping in them. The doors have long been removed and guess what? They are very attractive to those without a bed to sleep in.