Lincoln Square in Carlton just outside of the CBD and near Melbourne University has recently had a makeover, rendering it skater proof. I used to hate the way kids would skate over and around this memorial to the 2002 Bali bombing victims.
Note skate board proofing.
A glorious elm tree (and maybe a Moreton Bay fig) with the memorial fountain in the foreground.
202 people were killed, 91 of them Australians. There are pinprick lights embedded in the fountain paving, one for every Australian killed.
See how you go on your skateboards here, lads.
Checking emails in peace?
Moreton Bay Fig.
What do we want? Grass. Where do we want it? Everywhere.
Did I deliberately frame this shot like this? I can't remember.
There has always been signage there but the skaters never took any notice.
It really did look its best when I visited.
So many tall buildings.
Across the road from The Highrise, Shannon Bennett's Cafe Vue folded and the premises has been empty for some time. A notice for liquor licence for a a Benny Burger restaurant went up, but nothing has happened. In the meantime a Benny Burger has been opened by Shannon Bennett in Richmond.
Meanwhile at the former Albert Park Manor, which has been redeveloped into apartments, no one has taken up the ground level lease for a cafe or restaurant.
This facade faces away from us, but we have seen the rear gutted and completely rebuilt. It seems to have taken years and it is still not finished. I will show it when it is completed.