Melbourne, Victoria. Wednesday 19th

A promising sunrise.

Unbelievably it’s another cloudless day on the South Bank. Our buffet breakfast set us up for the day we went off to explore.

Our intended walk to the river Yarra River

Currently in spate the Yarra River known by locals as ‘My Brown Yarra,’ there’s much more to the Yarra River than meets the eye. Despite being one of the city’s most recognisable natural landmarks, even locals know little about the Yarra River. Here are six interesting facts you need to know:

The Victorian State Theatre

Water features at the National Gallery of Victoria

The Waterwall at the entrance to NGV International marks the beginning of the Water Trail. The Waterwall runs separately to the moat system, with its own water holding tank and treatment plant. Rain water is pumped from underground tanks into the Waterwall holding tank and then through a treatment plant to the Waterwall head. The water cascades down the glass, before flowing back into the holding tank to repeat the cycle. The constant flow creates a natural filter between the bustle of the city and the calm seclusion and ambience of the Gallery.

The rainbow effect on the water wall
Venus Jeff Koons 2016-2020

Jeff Koons originally from the United States born 1955

Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent colour coating.

Jeff Koons’s Venus is part of the artist’s ongoing Porcelain series, which juxtaposes classical ideals of beauty with contemporary production technologies. Mirrors have long been hallmarks of Koons’s work and he has cited his love for reflection and its resulting distortion, as well as its ability to implicate the viewer within the work. The artist suggests, To reflect is an inward process, but also an outward process. The use
of reflective surfaces was to connect the work to philosophy and the experience of becoming. And that we not only have our internal life, but we also have the external world – this interaction is what gives us
a future. Reflections tell the viewer that nothing is ever happening without them Art happens inside them’

Warning on the tramline
Colourful planting sadly the floral clock is under repair.
Seems like a nice young man!
A well kept corner
A mature coxed four taking to the Yarra
You don’t see one for ages then 3 come along at once!
‘Boris’ Scooters
Art installation on one of the many bridges.
RUSCUS HYPOGLOSSUM Spineless Butchers Broom

Ruscus hypoglossum is a small evergreen shrub with a native range from Italy north to Austria and Slovakia and east to Turkey and Crimea. Common names include spineless butcher’s-broom, mouse thorn and horse tongue lily.

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