Looks delightful, doesn’t it? But according to this article from The Age, the Harper St drain in Abbotsford is a major spewer of human excrement into the Yarra, which we are advised to avoid for 5 days after heavy rain. So too, eating the eels, which are full up of longlife industrial poison which is not good for us. Continue reading “Don’t swim in the Yarra, particularly in Abbotsford”
Here’s a good film festival and a beautiful website. This is The Age’s take on it, and here is Carnival Askew’s:
“For the fifth consecutive year, In the Realm of the Senses returns as an expanded 3 night short film and music festival across the 10th, 11th and 12th March, Labour Day Long Weekend. Screening award winning short films and cutting edge music videos from Australia, New Zealand and India, In The Realm of the Senses provides emerging filmmakers with the opportunity to screen their cinematic gems in a beautiful outdoor setting. Continue reading “In the realm of the senses: a short film festival in Yarra Bend Park”
After some beers, you proceed from the Carringbush Hotel up Raphael St and right along Gipps St, down to the pedestrian bridge across the Yarra.
You are in a beautiful part of Studley Park called F.A. Andrews Reserve, where there is a public toilet according to the National Public Toilet Map. Once there, you may see something like the first photo, particularly if you wear glasses and smear them with Vaseline around the edges, or are misty eyed by melancholy. It is the chimney of the Carlton & United Breweries.
Continue reading “A King Walk from The Carringbush to Dights Falls”