Everyone is back to work, and most are driving their cars again. The photo doesn’t show it, but the temperature was 23 degrees with a light sea breeze. I had a lovely cycle home. 10 years ago, this was not a critical issue – car traffic was bearable and only really noticeable during peak times. […]

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Well, Melbourne’s Big White Elephant is finally up and running. And at twilight, I have to admit that the Melbourne Star looks ok. The lights along the struts and main ring have some cool effects and bring a bit of colour to the area. I’ve heard mixed reports about the viewing experience – a lot of […]

Docklands Blues

It’s been a while since I was able to access this favourite vantage point of the Melbourne’s skyline. It’s still a bit dodgy to walk on and there a couple of fences to sneak through, but once you’re there it is one of the best views of  Melbourne city, with docklands in the foreground. The […]

Phillip Wilkinson on Feature Friday

The street photography talent in Melbourne never stops surprising me. Phillip Wilkinson is the latest shooter I have come across. I was struck by his clever use of light, stark graphic style and the elusive ‘eye for the ordinary’. Of his work, Phillip says “I don’t usually go out looking to make collections of any […]

Riding the Rhino

Gillie and Marc have created 3 bronze rhinos as part of an installation at Federation Square. This article in The Economist looks at the rise of Rhino-Poaching which is currently reaching crisis levels. It came as a shock to me that this sort of thing is not only still happening, but getting worse, despite the […]


Some great tunes, smiling people and positive atmosphere at Melbourne’s first African Festival at Federation Square last weekend.