As I said yesterday, today I am driving along the Great Ocean Road with Nia and her husband. It is exciting to be doing this journey, not something I have done before really . Well, not all in one day, so it is going to be wonderful. As I said, we are planning on stopping here and there to take photos, so I should have some great shots for my posts this weekend.
So for today I thought I would share with you a couple of photos I took in the city yesterday.
This is the view from Nia’s room in the Sofitel in Melbourne. Could you ask for any better? I could have sat there for hours just watching. Maybe I should rent a room for the night and just watch the world going by.
This is to the left of the previous one. It looks out onto the river, the Botanical Gardens, and our many sports stadiums. I’ve told you before, haven’t I, how Melbourne prides itself on sport, really prides itself. I couldn’t really care, I wish they would spend some of the money they spend on sport on things that are really important, you know, like education and, oh, I don’t know hospitals and health maybe. Okay, I will stop there.
I had to show them Hosier Lane and all the graffiti, or street art. It was a bit disappointing, the taggers have taken over quite a bit and it looks like it is infected by something. There are scribbles everywhere, so terrible and tacky. Taggers really do lack respect. I hate what they have done to the Lane.
We went to lots of lanes, arcades, and places that I love. Melbourne is such a great city if you love architecture. The image above is part of the ceiling in the arcade that is part of the Nicholas Building.
I have meaning to take a photo of this for so long. These are signs along the wall of a tunnel at the end of Flinders Street Station, a short cut from Flinders Street to the river and the bridge over to South Gate. We had lunch at South Gate.
It was such a pleasure and so much fun to show my city to people who didn’t know it. Showing off places that I have photographed and realising there is still so much more for me to photograph. If you love architecture, Melbourne is definitely the place to come.