I walked into the city quite early because it was going to be a hot day, like 39 degrees. It is quite different taking photos in the morning, with the sun on the wrong side of they sky.
Down the bottom of this floral display is an unrecognisable word planted with flowers. The statue is of Marquess of Linlithgow. Later edit: Diabetes is the word.
A memorial to those lost in the Boer War.
The very upmarket apartment block The Melburnian replaced Prince Henry's Hospital, known earlier as the Melbourne Homoeopathic Hospital. The hospital closed in 1991. Inner Melbourne still has two large public hospitals, The Royal Melbourne and The (Prince) Alfred.
Out of focus but it is a statue of Colonel Sir Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop, AC, CMG, OBE. He was apparently a very good man.
Eureka, Melbourne's tallest building and Australia's tallest residential building.
The memorial to police killed while on duty. Their names are inscribed on the wall.
Uphold the Right. I wasn't aware it had changed form French to English. It used to be Tenez le Droit.
The Walker Fountain, built with funds donated by Ron Walker. The less said about him the better.
I've never seen the hardy plant agapanthus burnt like this, no doubt during our heat wave of four successive days over 40 degrees.
I am not good with English royalty, so I am not sure if Edward VII was ever a king.
Usually people take photos of the floral clock from the bottom rather than the top. I can see why. The floral clock was a gift from watchmakers of Switzerland. Seems I have a sticky lens. Don't you just hate been sticky.
Work has been going on in this part of the Queen Victoria Gardens for more than a year. Since water is not flowing, it seems there is more to do.
There is that sun on the wrong side of the sky again.
What's that in the distance?
The water is very muddy, indicating something had disturbed it. There were plenty of workmen around.
A separate pond, with the water grey in this one.
There is some kind of floating weed under these nets. Men in waders were on the far side of the water.
The flowers lining the path towards the city are past their prime. The four days of heat made everything past their prime. Certainly me.
Yes, I thought so, a piano.
Two older women sitting in contemplation. One arrived on a wheelchair.
The Pathfinder, a sculpture of an Olympic hammer thrower. People steal the hammer so it is only in place for about six hours.
The entrance to the Victorian National Gallery of Australia. In front of the glass water wall is advertising for the Melbourne Now exhibition. The evil former State Premier Kennett wanted to get rid of the glass wall with water running down it, but the public revolted and forced a redraw of renovation plans.