South Yarra is a nice and peaceful place to walk.
A Paddington Bear stares out at the street to amuse and entertain passersby.
Unloved and lonely tennis balls at Melbourne Grammar School courtesy you know what.
A very friendly pussycat. It is years since I have stroked a cat. He, and I am sure it was a he, purred as I rubbed his chin and as I ran my hand down his back, he appreciatively arched his back.
"Fido, come here now boy", the cry went out too late.
As pleasant as South Yarra is to walk, I also walked down the awful traffic sewer known as Queens Road. I haven't walked along there for years because it is just so horrible with five lanes of traffic constantly flowing past. I would have guessed this flatblock was built in the 1950s.
Not so, according to the blue plaque.
I expect these are seriously nice apartments inside. Nice enough on the outside.
There are many modern highrise apartment buildings in Queens Road. This one is incomplete.
Staggered to take advantage of the views over Albert Park but the balconies would not be pleasant places to sit with the noise of the traffic.
A great effort with geraniums, although flag flying always makes we wary.
A couple of times I have bought coffee near the corner of Domain Road and Park Street. The coffee is the standard good coffee from a nice place in a good area of $4. But when I paid with my card, the machine said $4.07. The next time $4.06. I queried it the second time and the accented European staff told me they asked their boss and he told them it was just the machine that did it. While the amount is nothing, it is odd. Is it a card use surcharge? We don't normally pay that when using a debit card, only at times when using a credit card.