(from the Archives – January 2013)

Cunningham Pier, Geelong at dusk in Sepia

The Geelong metropolitan area is the second most populated area in my state of Victoria and the largest non-capital city. Located 75 kilometres (47 mi) south-west of the state capital, Melbourne.  Geelong was named in 1827, with the name derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region, Jillong, thought to mean “land” or “cliffs.

The location was once considered as a possible site for the capital city, but they ended up choosing Melbourne.  For those interested in trivia, Melbourne has just been named the ‘Most livable City in the World‘ for the fourth year running.  I’m not surprised as the lifestyle and multicultural aspect is certainly one which I love.

I wish food didn’t cost so much though.  After doing my weekly shopping yesterday, I’m surprised it hasn’t been named as the Most Expensive Food Capital (of the World).


  1. I was there yesterday…… high up on a hill. The house had a balcony which looked out at the bay in the distance. Yesterday was a very beautiful day…. for all sorts of reasons………. top shot as always.


  2. Thanks Terry.

    How funny that we often cross locations, but at slightly different times. Hope you enjoyed the Film Festival.

    (BTW haven’t been able to read your longer stories anymore – family issues to resolve and I seem to have less time on the computer these days…..which is probably a good thing as my eyes were getting too sore. You’ve probably noticed I do less Photography these days too).


  3. Please accept some healing energy from up here in the mystical, and spiritual hills.
    Don’t worry about my stories. They will wait patiently for you to feel better. Your photography will wait for you to heal also. Sort out the family stuff, that always comes first….. be well my talented friend.


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