I am trying something new and uploading my photos in their original size. How does blogger deal with that? Is it a problem for you as a reader? That was a fail. The photos stopped uploading. Back to resizing. This camera has taken almost 10,000 photos, just as the last one did and I have bought a new camera. These are among the last photos you will see taken by the old camera. Of course I will tell you about the new camera at some point.
Both Toorak Road and Domain Road were blocked off, but so many people were disbelieving and thought they would try anyway. They either had to make a U turn and come back, or turn left into a side street, left into Domain Road and then back into St Kilda Road, which probably added 5 to 10 minutes to their trip. Buses, taxis, cars, motorbikes, so many did not believe the road closed sign. If one car went around the closure signs, many would follow but if no one tried, then no one else would.
The reason for the road closures were tram track repairs in Toorak and Park Street
and replacing the tracks at the corner of Domain Road and Park Street.
We had some visitors.
Look, one cocky even wants to do something nasty to the granite.
Zoom in a bit.
We can see this gutted block of flats from our place, but I suggested to R that it wasn't being demolished and I was correct.
This is the rather pleasant front of the building and it is going to undergo a big renovation and will look very nice once done and the apartments will sell for mucho moolah.
Red sky at night, shepherd's delight. Red sky in the morning, a shepherds warning. But I can't remember if it was apt in this case.
See the smoke on the horizon? Two possibilities. On Good Friday steam trains were taking tours on our suburban tracks. This could well be smoke from the train, or it could smoke from where the steam train set some grass on fire near Elsternwick Station.
Like the glass pool in Riley Street, Sydney, we have our own here in Chapel Street.
A pleasant aspect looking south along Chapel Street, not too far from the Yarra River. But, a developer wants to build a monstrous tower on the corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street, pretty much at the end of this view. Blend in very nicely, won't it.
This is where the tower is to be built. This is now a restaurant, previous a bakery and before that a engine house for the Toorak Road and Chapel Street cable trams.
I was looking for something in my little treasure tin and I can't remember what now. I'd be no worse off just chucking it all away. It is all quite meaningless to anyone else but me. Unbelievably, my grandmother gave me a tin of Benson and Hedges cigarettes for my 18th birthday. The tin is little battered but a nice keepsake.
I could not get the camera to focus. It appeared to stay on long distance and I was surprised to get one usable photo of this bug. A couple of days later I remembered the camera has a manual macro setting.
Meat and salad baguettes in Centre Place at our usual cafe, only $5. Some places you would pay $9. They go up to $6 at weekends when more tourists are around.
A shabby but just gorgeous building in Elizabeth Street. Bit like me really.
The General Post Office, GPO, is not a place to conduct your postal business. Oh no, you go to a Post Shop to do that, where you may be tempted by all manner of products which have nothing to with the postal service. If you want expensive boutique shops and H & M, then the GPO is the place to go.