April 2, 2015 … a stranger in a strange land

Well, here we are in Melbourne.


Somewhere out there in the haze is a city of four and a half million people

The flight across was fine though the view of the city as we got close was not encouraging. Where was the expected sunshine? Never mind, it was a great joy to be met by our elder daughter’s smiling face and that is sunshine enough for anyone.


The view from a park in Port Melbourne looking towards the city. The Eureka Tower is on the right and one of the new buildings immediately to the left.

Later in the afternoon, I was turned loose with a tram ticket and a camera so I went from Port Melbourne to the banks of the Yarra. Every time I turn my back on this city, a few more stunning high-rise buildings pop up. Several have been built in Southbank, near the Eureka Tower since I was last here.


Relaxed lifestyle on Southbank

I walked along the riverbank and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the pleasant views through the trees.

New buildings

Another new building since I was last here. Eureka Tower in the background.

Every few minutes I found new views of thee various buildings and could not but be impressed.

Flinders St

Flinders Street Station is a constant in a changing landscape

Some views remain more or less constant, and the area near Flinders St Station is unlikely to change unless they knock something down to make way for something new.

That’s all for now.


About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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