Weekend Wanderings – Around the City of Melbourne
Yesterday afternoon I spent some wonderful time wandering around the city with a couple of people just taking photos. It is the best thing to do on the weekend. We had no set agenda, and we really did just wander. We started with coffee at Brunetti’s and were going to go to St Paul’s Cathedral, but we were shocked to find that it was closed. So we thought we would head down to Hosier Lane and see what was happening there.
This weekend they are having an art event on there, so you can go down there and do some of your own spray painting, I think. They were handing out masks, rubber gloves, paint and stencils to anyone who wanted to have a go. There were also lots of graffiti artists there working on their own pieces. Great place to go if you want to see it happening. Though be prepared, it smells a bit from the paint fumes.
We wondered into this building and took quite a few photos of the middles of it. It is quite amazing. I wish I could tell you what the building was, but I’m afraid I don’t really know.
We walked through the arcades again, the Block Arcade and Royal Arcade. I’ve photographed these arcades so many times that it isn’t always easy to find something new. I didn’t have my macro lens with me, but I have to say getting close to things is definitely something I’ve been doing a lot more. The woman at the macaron counter was very lovely, she didn’t seem to mind us take photos of what she had.
Then it was onto the Bourke Street Mall and looking at the Christmas decorations and watching people. The day was perfect, really, the sun was out, but it wasn’t really hot, and there was a lovely breeze. I got lots and lots of photos of the city, too many to show today, so I have narrowed the Bourke Street Mall ones to the Christmas decorations, but will show more another day.
The city was full of people, so much going on. All the decorations for Christmas are up now, though they are exactly the same as they were last year, and the year before it seems. I have to say, I’m not as keen to photograph them again. Will see how I go.
Here is a gallery with more images. I am going out with my macro this morning, so excited to really try it. Election was yesterday and it seems we have a new party in Government, I wonder if they will make a difference, the last party didn’t, so I’m not hopeful. I hope the weather is perfect where you are for taking photos.