We saw the funniest thing when an Asian man with his family nearby, posed for his photo in front of this window, decorated to celebrate Chinese New Year. Four Aussie lads walked along the street and in an instant arranged themselves around this man for the photo to be taken, which it was. They had arms around him and draped over him, grinning widely. I can't believe they had not rehearsed this or done it before. It was all over in three seconds, too quick for me to snap and there was much laughter by all.
This is a ship at sea.
This too is a ship at sea.
And the lord said let there be light, and there was, of a slightly curious kind on this evening.
A storm front approaches.
In competition with Riverland on the eastern side of the northern Yarra riverbank, now on the western side is Arbory, using the space where there was once a railway platform.
Did I mention trains? I was at So Cross Station and while gasping for fresh air instead of diesel fumes, I noticed how nicely and naturally light filled the station is. Then I spotted this, and another and another. What is the need for this temporary lighting? It was having no effect in the daylight.
A helipad has roughly been at this location for a very long time. It is seeing increasing usage by the rich who use it like public transport, rubbing the noses of the poor in it, so to speak. Many of the nearby apartment residents are complaining, themselves not exactly poverty stricken.
Later: Look your Honour, Exhibit A, a local complaining resident.
Looking up the Yarra with Crown Casino and Eureka dominating the view.
Oh dear. Folks, there is trouble. We have a static balloon going nowhere. Err, yes, I guess a static balloon would go nowhere.
It seemed to sit there a very long time, fifteen minutes at least.
It moved a little.
Drifted to the right.
Contrary to appearances, there is space in Fawkener Park to land a balloon, or six.
Look River! Middle Niece gave it to us about three years ago. I think it was empty. If it had any goodies in it, undoubtedly she would have eaten them. Liquorice Man is terrific. We must find a use for him to store something.