Weekend Wanderings: From Bourke to Spring in Melbourne
Last weekend when I was wandering around the city with those people and taking photos, I showed you some of the images last weekend, but we did wander from the Bourke Street Mall all the way up to Spring street. Last weekend I stopped the photos with the Christmas decorations, so today I thought I would show you more of what were taken at the Mall and to just before I left the city.
Being the first weekend of the 2014 Christmas Festival the city was packed with people, and there were buskers everywhere. Some on their own, or small groups like this entertaining the people. Some are good, some aren’t, but it is nice to hear and see them. I have to start making sure I have money or change when I go in so I can give them some. I think if I’m taking photos I should leave some money. These guys didn’t last long, well in this set, they had been there for a while and just after they started playing their power was cut off. They were good too.
We ended up walking up Little Collins Street. I haven’t really done that before, so it was great to see some new architecture. One of the buildings I showed you the other day, and in the gallery I will include the original image with only minor adjustments.
When you come to the top of Little Collins Street, at Spring Street, you seeParliament House. I loved the way the light was hitting it. The glow from the afternoon light was beautiful. I haven’t been down this way in a while, and the last time I was here they were working on the steps and they were all blocked off. It is a great building, I have plans for more photos.
I have some photos of the fountain that I used for the AB Friday challenge. It is hard to photograph, but I didn’t have my tripod with me and I think I would like to try some long exposure on it at some point.
In this image is a statue of Pastor Sir Douglas Nicholls and his wife. Lady Gladys Nicholls, he was the first Aboriginal person to be knighted and also the first appointed to vice-regal office, serving as Governor of South Australia from 1 December 1976 until his resignation on 30 April 1977 due to poor health. (from Wikipedia) I think it is a great statue, I love how they look like they are wandering down the street.
I have more photos for you, which I will put into a gallery. Hopefully the problems WordPress were having yesterday are all fixed up and won’t happen again today. I don’t think I have ever experienced WordPress breaking down that badly before, it was almost funny, couldn’t do anything on it. I hope you all have a great weekend, it is raining in Melbourne this Sunday morning, it is refreshing after the heat and humidity we’ve had.