The sun was shining and a cool breeze blowing and it was just one lovely day as a couple of hundred people crowded the Flinders Street at tram stop outside the station.
A couple of these big beasts soon cleared the happy crowd but the platform quickly filled again as more people arrived.
I was in town and going to see a friend in hospital by train, but I wasn't in a rush so I thought I would go to the tennis and see what is to be seen without paying, and it wasn't very much at all. I joined the masses to the tennis and after taking a couple of photos, I caught the tram to Richmond and then the train to Malvern from there.
It will soon be time for the Grand Prix car race but it does not add to Melbourne's atmosphere anywhere near what the tennis does. I am sure there is some crossover, but I think generally people who go to the tennis would not go to the car racing.
Australia has done very badly in the tennis just past the halfway mark and once again we have been shamed by poor behaviour of one of our players.