Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – #Week 3


Which Way Melbourne

These photos were all taken in October when I went to Melbourne for the weekend. I had wanted to visit Docklands for some time and especially to use the walkway which I had not been over before.  I did that on my first afternoon when I went to ride on the Star Observation Wheel. On my last day I did an enormous walk from Southern Cross along the banks of the Yarra to Federation Square and then up Swanston Street  and back to Southern Cross where my bags were via Bourke Street. Banana Alley is an area I read about while looking for new things to see. I thought the name sounded familiar but could not remember if I had been there before. If I had it was many, many years ago. I enjoy walking along river paths and I got some good photos around the Southbank area that day. I also wanted to see the Sandridge Bridge which I remembered as a rail bridge. It is now a pedestrian walkway.

I’m not a fan of the modern Federation Square buildings but they are interesting in their ugliness. I much prefer St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Melbourne Town Hall.  I stayed at the Victoria Hotel in Little Collins St on my first ever trip to Melbourne in 1976 so I had to include it. I liked the street sign as well. Swanston Street and Bourke Street I’m very familiar with although I had forgotten what a long hot walk it is from Swanston Street to Spencer Street when your feet are already tired. I was lucky to have beautiful weather for my walk although it was quite warm after Tasmania.

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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