Shortly after arriving here last Sunday, I decided to go for a walk before it got too dark. Unlike Perth, where I had just come from, Melbourne was warm to the point of being "sticky". As always it was good to visit and experience the "big smoke".
|Flagstaff Gardens - A beautiful, tranquil spot near the heart of the city, the river and markets.|
Being an elevated area, this is where signal flags used to be flown on a flag-pole (flagstaff)
to signal messages between the harbour and the town.
|A recent innovation; bikes you can hire using a phone-app. Apparently these bikes don't float well when dumped in the Yarra.|
Sad really that we have have such disregard for others and a propensity for behaviour serving no positive purpose.
|This long-haired bloke was rocking out near a set of lights. He was pretty darn good (if not loud).|
|The loss of another wool-industry icon. This used to be a french eatery called Bergerac; now a vegetarian Indian place.|
|Another sad reality of modern life. Homeless people dotting numerous nooks and crannies all around the CBD.|
Someones son or daughter....
|Another undeniable trend in the larger Australian cities. More and more Asian people, food and culture.|
This sign made me think of a movie I saw recently; OKYA. A disappointing cinematic (Netflix) experience.
|A cool piece of street art.|