Melbourne’s La Trobe and Spencer Streets, Friday Lunchtime

Stage 4 in the city. Melbourne’s La Trobe and Spencer Streets at Friday lunchtime. Even though I have been living in the Melbourne CBD since March, when the first stay at home orders were introduced, there are some days when the road traffic feels or looks emptier than usual. Lunchtime traffic on the road and footpaths of La Trobe on Friday 28 August was one of those days. I was standing in the sun at the pedestrian crossing when I first noticed the emptiness across all the roads at the intersection. I was walking out of the home for one of the permitted essential reasons. And this is a snapshot of what I saw. Pre-pandemic, lunchtime would normally be busy and bustling. Melbourne has a … Continue ReadingMelbourne’s La Trobe and Spencer Streets, Friday Lunchtime

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EDMusos Sing for a Whole New ED World Post-COVID

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Aldous Huxley About EDMusos The ED Musos are a group of health care workers from Emergency Departments in Australia and New Zealand. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we turned to making music together to lighten our moods, connect with others and to give us the strength to show up to work each day. Video Info This song was performed in July 2020 by health care workers in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, the UK and the USA. We send our love and support to everyone who has felt the impact of COVID-19. We made this video in our own time. Together, we hope for a brighter future. #wholenewED @EDMusos Lyrics by Natalie May , Sue … Continue ReadingEDMusos Sing for a Whole New ED World Post-COVID

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In Search of Melbourne’s Oldest Home

As part of my very imperfect ‘Melbourne CBD history walks’ also known as my one hour max of walking outside within 5kms of home, I went looking for the city’s oldest home. Built about 170 years ago, I couldn’t wait to find it. So off I went after work one day. In search of Melbourne’s oldest home. A friend told me about its location: ‘it’s behind the scaffolding, you’ve walked past it all the time on the corner at La Trobe and King St’ something along those lines. This was the only place that came to mind. This fenced area right on Flagstaff Gardens, closer to the Flagstaff train station. But it wasn’t on the corner of King and La Trobe. I couldn’t remember seeing … Continue ReadingIn Search of Melbourne’s Oldest Home

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