Despite the mid-winter chill in Melbourne yesterday, I made time for a very quick walk ‘around the block’ (after finishing my errands).
The sun came out and in some areas made strong contrast for Black & White photo opportunities. I tend to photograph the same areas each time I go in to the city these days because……quite simply……. that’s what I have the energy for. Hopefully Spring and low wind conditions will make it worth venturing further afield, but for the time being, the inner city buildings makes a good job of cutting the wind chill factor and keeping me warm.
I certainly admire the Buskers and Street Musicians who sit and/or stand for hours on end in the cold (hoping for an audience and a few gold coins in their upturned hats on the ground). Audiences are few and far between on a cold day.
It was surprising how many people braved the winter in the open-air cafes in Degreaves Street.
Fewer people braved the cold in Centre Place’s outdoor tables
Union Lane makes for a quick short-cut for busy shoppers, but not many admirers of the lane’s ever-changing array of Street Art.
Business as usual in North Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market
Plenty of shoppers at the Queen Victoria Market despite the cold
An old Victorian lamp stands out against the Market’s front entrance
Melbourne Town Hall casts my walking area into shadow and a rather chilly wait at the tram stop for my transport home.
Bright sunlight highlights the bare winter branches of a tree behind St Paul’s Cathedral administration buildings.
Pedestrians walk around a Street Musician seemingly oblivious to the music as I waited for my tram to arrive (to transport me home).