The South Bank...Melbourne

I'm aware I been a little caught up with arty things of late and neglected my other posts, so to correct the balance today, I wonder if you'd be interested in taking a stroll with me along the South Bank of the Yarra River? 
The promenade is packed with cafes, shops and restaurants, with a sprinkling of upmarket hotels, major offices, public art and swish new apartments. 
The variety, and splendid city views, make it the perfect place for locals and visitors to drink, dine, stroll, and watch the occasional street performer. 
We did all of the above by the way.... ;D

Unfortunately I didn't have my old camera with me, so it was a case of trial and error using my son's camera. I just don't seem to be getting to grips with this new camera...but like any relationship, I suppose it'll take time.

There are very impressive huge gas flares that light up periodically along the bank...which decided to flare whilst my camera wasn't ready...and then disappeared for what seemed like hours! Yep, I waited to try and capture them for you, but it is winter here at the moment and you can only stand waiting for so long....I'll capture them some other time ~ promise!
But there are lots of other interesting sights to behold along the way...


 But I'm afraid we could only look...and drool....
We'd just eaten a beautiful seafood platter plus dessert so there was no room for these delights!
 Not even a scoop of fantastic gelato... :(


I know this post wasn't supposed to be an arty one, but I just couldn't resist.....

There is always something to catch your eye....

And if you don't fancy a stroll you can always go for a ride...


We declined even though my hubby is a cyclist...well we weren't wearing lycra for a start...
We'd certainly have got some funny looks...but then again...maybe not!
Melbourne is very into cycling at any time of the day or night.

This shot is of Flinders Station across the river...

Not the best of photographs...but it gives you a flavour...


After we walked across the bridge...the fireworks started but we had walked too far to capture them....Grrr!
I just think it was that kind of night...miss timed and wrong shutter speeds, but still every enjoyable.

Thanks for joining me...I hope you liked your stroll.
Have a wonderful weekend ~ and have lots of fun...and gelato if you can! :D