Wednesday, 5 November 2014


A public holiday in Melbourne, Cup Day, finds the conscientious objectors along the banks of the Yarra River on the South side, looking out towards the North. Picnicking, walking, boating, photographing, canoeing, or just having a lazy afternoon relaxing on the lawn...

Deborah Halpern's mosaic sculpture "Angel" is prominent on the banks of the river. Deborah Halpern is one of Australia's most celebrated sculptors, known for her wildly colourful mosaic work. "Angel" stood in the moat of the National Gallery of Victoria for many years before it was moved to its current location at Birrarung Marr.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wild Bird Wednesday meme.


  1. For decades the Yarra didn't have clean water, and both banks were full of industrial squalour. Now the river is a pleasure to view and to celebrate.

  2. I think the sculpture is an eyesore (apologies to anyone who likes it). Beautiful waterway and park, though and lovely shots of the birds.

  3. Oh wow, looks like a lovely summer day.. I am envious, it is getting cold here. Love the gulls.. Great photos.

  4. I love it that just as the weather is getting cold up here, it is warming up for you. Great pics.

  5. Cool shots.
    Gosh I hope to come to Australia some day... Preferably during our winter!

  6. Nice to take a stroll along the Yarra via your photos Nick.

  7. Lovely day with great birds. Have a great weekend.


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