Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Postcard From Tuggeranong

Despite the cold start (-3 Celsius), yesterday was a beautiful Canberra day. Winter is approaching, but the sun still retains some warmth.  It was about 15 or 16 Celsius at the time I took this photo (approx. 3.30pm).

It was such a nice day, I decided to take a walk up Urambi Hill, where I captured this scene of Tuggeranong town.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Visit to St Kilda

My wife and I went on a trip to Melbourne recently.  While we were there, we took the tram to St Kilda and had a wander around.

There was, of course, the St Kilda Pier .....

 ... with a very strange looking ship passing in the background (more info below).

The view of Melbourne city was quite spectacular, with the beach in the foreground.  This is not the usual view associated with this beautiful city.




St Kilda is synonymous with Victorian era architecture mixed with modern, fishing off the St Kilda Pier, tourists ...



palm trees ...


pleasure boating ...


photo opportunities (black swans in this case) ...


boardwalking ...


Luna Park ...


and cafes, of course - the Republica in this case (highly recommended) ...


And that strange ship?  It was the 'Adriatic Highway'.  A quick check on Google showed it to be a vehicle mover.  Possibly offloading Mazda 3s to Aussies who can't seem to get enough!  Or taking Aussie-made cars (Fords from Geelong?) somewhere?? Here's a close-up of the Adriatic Highway ...


As they once used to say .... 'St Kilda The Beautiful!'




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