Bryn Cymro

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Tag Archives: Melbourne

Espresso dreaming

Every day for a decade and a half now on the way to and from work I drive down Princes Street in Carlton, tracking the snail trail of peak hour … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Blitz on Jaywalking sidesteps ongoing questions about the car in the city

Police in Melbourne stage their periodic blitz on jaywalkers. Police have issued over 600 $72 on-the-spot fines. These always elicit the common response of “haven’t they got anything better to do and … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

What’s Moomba?

Parents — wanna go to Moomba? Kids— what’s Moomba? A B&W film from 1965 makes it look like the 1860s, but there are some interesting floats including the Department of Science … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

Welsh Church

Yesterday I was shown round the Welsh Church in La Trobe Street Melbourne by Bill Jones, who is writing an anniversary history for publication in 2013. Odd that it’s a … Continue reading

May 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Trifles light as air

On 1 February 1858 the Australasian balloon, piloted by Joseph Dean, made the first recorded crewed balloon flight in Australia. Large crowds witnessed the event from vantage points on Yarra … Continue reading

April 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Hole in the sky

Watching the sky in the evening is like watching the sea — every sunset is extraordinary in its own way.

April 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Balloons ahoy!

March and April are a balloon spotter’s paradise. At this time of the year I am often drawn outside at breakfast by the whoosh of the burner. Then it’s silent, and the … Continue reading

April 11, 2011 · Leave a comment
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