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Sydney vs Melbourne

Those of you with disturbingly long memories may remember this post from a few years ago, when I wrote of how desperately I needed a holiday. Earlier this month, I finally got away.

It was just three days, and DF and I only made it to Melbourne, but after waiting so long anything would have been an epic journey. Anyway whenever anyone from Sydney or Melbourne visits the "other" city, they're obliged to make comparisons. Sydney-Melbourne rivalry is the national sport. Just today this article from the SMH website posited that Sydney comes up short to Melbourne in terms of intellectual vibrancy.

Truth be told we found very little difference between the cities. Being in Melbourne's CBD felt no different to Sydney's, tram tracks and sunshine aside. Where in the city you live has more to do with it; a resident of Fitzroy would have more in common with the lifestyle of a resident of Newtown than either person would have with people who lived in the outer suburbs of their …

Down In The Park

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Now that we've all made it to Friday, I think we deserve a trip to Centennial Park.

Just a few of the many black swans


In the Column Garden


The infamous, though very pretty, Busbys Pond


Unable to find any clues in the recent murder, we staged our own re-creation


See? I don't hate all birds


In fact, I got up close with the geese



Sunset studies, that slightly melancholy time and never a better way to finish