Leanne The Explorer
My daughters decided they wanted to go to a new place for shopping today. It was some place in the Docklands that the youngest had been to for a school excursion. Well, they didn’t go shopping for the excursion, but they went to the Docklands. They asked me to come along. I was told to bring my camera so I could take photos. It was an appealing option, I had thought of doing my post today on something random, so random you get.
I took photos of everything I could. The girls were quite good and didn’t get too angry with me stopping to take photos. It was a strange day with the weather, the sky was very cloudy but the sun was also out.
The image above is the Bolte Bridge and part of city link. I have driven over that bridge quite a few times. My GPS likes to take me on it when I am going to Geelong. This was one of the first views you see when you are walking to the Docklands after getting off the train at Southern Cross Station.
Another thing I was promised, was that we would be close to the “really big Ferris Wheel, the one they are working on”. What she meant was the Melbourne equivalent of the London Eye.
It did work for a while. I have never been on it and I don’t know who much you can see from it, but disaster struck with it in 2009, the metal buckled, and the builders blamed our heat waves. It is still closed, and as you can see it is being rebuilt. Makes you wonder why it was built with steal that would buckle under our extreme temperatures.
It was great to explore a part of the city that I hadn’t explored before. Especially with a camera. I would really like to go back, but at a time that would be better for photography. It is a lovely area.
Of course, the real reason my daughters wanted me to go with them was so, when they ran out of their money I could give them more. Oh well, having said that they were pretty good. We had a great day.