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    A Daunder Round Docklands

    A quick promenade around the piers at Melbourne Docklands while I am visiting a client.

    The whole place is spanky and just built.


    View from hotel room of Marvel Stadium.



    The Sea Sheppard - Steve Irwin which is actually being retired tomorrow so her farewell public appearance.






    Expensive motors these Exiges. 10 year old ones are still asking $50k



    Instead of 3D pics on flat pavements there is 3D pavements



    Some nice little tubs bobbing around in the berths.





    Sunset under the freeway.

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    Loops, by client do you mean you are a Male...

    Whatever though. i like the painting on that Irwine, a conservation ship...

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    Heaps of funky waterfront apartment buildings.











    Old trams.



    Citeh colours



    The Melbourne London Eye



    Old pier with the decking removed to leave decorative historic piles

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Loops, by client do you mean you are a Male...
    What kind of a fella do you take me for!

    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    i like the paining on that Irwine, a conservation ship..
    Yeah it looks good.

    You cannot see it well in the photo but at night there are 2 portholes where the skull's eyes are and they shine like a halloween lantern.

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    Whats a daunder? Assuie word, or you mean saunter?

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    Looks like they've spent a few quid, whats behind the investment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    What kind of a fella do you take me for!.
    A professional one...

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    Very nice Loops, cheers.

    Out of 3 1/2 years down under, I only spent around a week in Melbourne.

    Though had a cellmate in Sydney from there fpr a few months.

    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post

    Phuket had/has a few similar ones.

    Though about 12 inches under the water, and unlit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Whats a daunder? Assuie word, or you mean saunter?
    That was the best I could come up with to go with Docklands

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=daunder




    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Out of 3 1/2 years down under, I only spent around a week in Melbourne.
    Don't know when you were here Lui but apparently this place was wasteland 10 years ago. I would not know as have never been west of Flinders St Station before, despite about a 100 business trips to Melbourne over the past 20 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Though had a cellmate in Sydney from there fpr a few months.
    A few months...

    The plot thickens...!

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    Wot no pics of pissed up backpackers outside the Marquee.

    My fav city in Oz, been a while.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Loops... love the city walks you do, keep them coming.

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    Last night down the docks with the landlubbers.

    Fish and chips for dinner.



    A seagull waited patiently for 15 minutes 1 meter from my feet so I felt a bit bad about not leaving even a crumb in the tray.



    I could have hired an orange Aquadonut and had a floating BBQ out in the harbour.



    Some evening harbour lights.









    Sculptures and 3D pavements after dark





    Goodnight

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    Must admit all that concrete and glass looks a bit sterile to me Loop. I remember it when it was the main dock area for containers. Haven't lived there for 20 years now. A lot of changes. The old green tram brought back memories they were the norm when I was a Kid. My father was a tram driver in the 60s so I always had an interest in the tram specs. According to my father tram number 777 was the fastest. Still prefer the old trams. They had soul.
    Thanks for pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    That was the best I could come up with to go with Docklands
    A dawdle

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    A dilly dangle round docklands.

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    A dick dangling doss around the docklands

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    A decidedly dodgy double dickin in Docklands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    A dawdle
    A dawdle would have done it Dilli.

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    Must admit all that concrete and glass looks a bit sterile to me Loop.
    I hear ya Hugh.

    Yeah, it is a novelty to wander round as a visitor but I think it would get pretty old pretty quick if you lived in one of these boutique waterfront shoeboxes with a parade of muppets wandering up and down all day long.

    Give me a bit of forest and some privacy any day of the year.

    Some final pics of the trip.

    Perspectives on the eye in the sky.









    Apparently it is The Year of Zayed 2018 according to the grinning tea-towel jockey painted on the side of the Emirates A380 and no I have not googled that.



    The horizon is actually at the top of the clouds. The dark blue band is the layer of atmosphere disappearing into the shadow of the earth as it turns on its axis away from the sun and carries the plane with it into the darkness.

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