Melbourne in Spring

I walk most lunchtimes. Melbourne is a beautiful city for walkers with loads of parks around the CBD fringes and walking paths along the Yarra River.

The following photos are from a walk I took one lunchtime last week along the Yarra. The weather was typical for Melbourne in spring, around 20 degrees Celsius, with a slight breeze. It rained a little, then the sun came out. The saying is in Melbourne that if you don’t like our weather, just wait a minute!

The photo below is from the Swan Street Bridge looking back towards the CBD.

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I’ve been watching the nesting swan in the photos below for a few weeks. The bridge in the background is the Princes Bridge.

The view in the photo below left is from the Princes Bridge, looking across Federation Square, and the photo below right is looking down the Yarra River to the MCG. The boathouses on the right side of the photo belong to various rowing clubs.

The photo below is looking back at the Princes Bridge from Princes Walk. The Art Centre spire is in the background.

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Further along Princes Walk. The thing in the river is to catch rubbish and debris.

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No one knows what the massive three-legged mosaic sculpture on Birrarung Marr is all about, but we like it. It is called Angel and is by Deborah Halpern. I believe the name Birrarung Marr means ‘beside the river’.

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Flowering gum. My favourite.

 

 

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  1. It looks beautiful, and a black swan! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a black swan, though we have white ones on the river opposite my house.

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    • Hmmm, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a white swan! Black swans are native to Australia.
      I took a photo of a swan last year in the same area with its babies (forget what they are called), not sure if it was the same one or not.

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