Art, Melbourne, Photography

The City Square in Daylight with 13 Days to Go

Are you getting sick of the Christmas images yet?  There are still so many to show.  I have so much work to do over the next few days.  My back really put me behind, but now that I am feeling a little better, I can get out more and take more photos.  I have been into the city a couple of times this last week, and I have so many more photos for you of the City Square.

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

Our Christmas Tree standing tall.  See the blue sky, without one cloud in it, I think the day I took these has been the only day like this for about 2 weeks.  The sun has been coming out, but there has nearly always been clouds there too, and then rain, rain, and more rain.  Trying to get lots of colourful summery Christmas images has been so hard.  I am so glad I went into the city on this day.

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

This is something new to me, it is a Nativity wall, and has lots of writing on it.  It is quite interesting.  It looks quite different at night as well.  I have some photos of that, but will show them another time.

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

The children can go and visit Santa in his house and tell him what they want for Christmas.  I do love Santa’s chair and think it is one of the best Santa chairs I’ve ever seen, or remember seeing.  I wonder why Santa always sits on a throne?

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

Image taken for the City of Melbourne

There is a water feature running alongside the City Square and you can see that it was a warm day, lots of children were playing in the water.  I used this image because you can’t see their faces and they can’t be identified.

I will put more in a gallery for you.  The city is so busy with people at the moment, it is incredible.  It is so alive, if that is a good way to put it.

Please note all images have been taken for the City of Melbourne and they have exclusive use of them.


  1. It’s so interesting to see photos of Christmas from the Southern Hemisphere. It’s downright frigid and snowy in the north portion of the United States. Beautiful photos!

    • I have to say we would describe out weather the same at the moment, I know no where near as bad as yours, but it certainly isn’t summer weather. Still wearing jackets and stuff, not normal, I think it is meant to get warmer next week, hopefully. Stay warm, thank you Erin.

  2. This is the first chance I’ve had to catch up with you..and I’m loving your images.
    It’s like a storybook of Christmas in Melbourne.
    Fantastic… Keep going girl :)

    • That is definitely good to hear. It is nice to be doing them, puts me into the spirit of Christmas. Thank you.

  3. I didn’t even have to wonder who the photographer was when I saw the great colors. Nice job.

  4. What a beautiful city! I love those sidewalk pools … and the sidewalks … and everything. Gorgeous.

  5. Ingrid D. says

    Not getting sick of your Christmas images! We Belgians/Danes are warming up for next week :-)

    • That is so good to hear Ingrid, you never know. I am trying to find some things that are different, you know, our summer to your winter. I am looking forward to what you show me next week, can’t wait. Thanks Ingrid.

  6. All the images have been wonderful – just wish having the time to come and TELL you that didn’t require being up at 4:30 am like today….
    The Nativity Wall is fascinating – is it lit from behind at night? (Or, I *could* just be patient, and wait until the promised ‘more about it’ post, couldn’t I ;) )

    • Thank you Marie, sounds like you are very busy, I hope it is all going well.
      I could say you will have to wait, but I will tell you it is lit up and it looks better at night than it does during the day. :)

    • I do love my new camera and I think the colours are great too. It has been a great test for it doing all these photos. Thanks Carol.

  7. It looks so lovely and warm there.
    I like that they have a nativity scene out. I have noticed in Toronto that this is sadly lacking in any public Christmas display.

    • I wish Colline, the weather has been horrible, cold. It is finally starting to warm up and the sun is coming out a lot more which is nice. I am over the rain.
      I think they always have a nativity scene, there is the wall as well, and a digital one, but I have never seen the digital one working. Sad that the city hasn’t put on a display, Melbourne has done a great job, I have so much to photograph.

  8. No, I’m never sick of Christmas until it’s over, lol! The Nativity Wall looks interesting! I’m going out tomorrow night for pics and I can’t wait! Then some more this weekend.

    • I know what you mean Laura. I often find Christmas day can be a bit of a anti-climax, never seems to live up to the promise, though maybe my expectations are too high. I am looking forward to seeing your photos.

  9. No, I am definitely not sick of the Christmas photos! They are so cheerful and have made me feel in the spirit, so thank you for sharing them. I love how much effort Melbourne puts into making a beautiful and peaceful experience for inhabitants and visitors. And you have shared this work with people all over the world. How great is that?

    • Thank you Nia, I am so glad you aren’t sick of them yet, still many more to do. I have to say I am really impressed with what the City of Melbourne has done as well. I think it is great too, go Melbourne. Do you recognise some of the places?

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