|Exciting bright peeps of architecture from the train into Melbourne.|
It was a teaste: hint, prediction, prophesy, lit; 'teasing taste' of architecture to come.
However it wasn't so evident from the window of our apartment in our diminutive and cosy Crossley Hotel in Little Bourke Street where we stayed, although there were the usual shiny windows stretching up to the stratosphere, admixed with apartments with so much window the un-made beds can be viewed by all the world.
|Looking up from our window|
|Looking left from our window...|
|Looking right from our window...|
|The 'Shark Fin Inn Restaurant' directly below our apartment at the Crossley.|
Which got me thinking about how easy it is to get donations to save pandas and dolphins, but add big teeth or claws and remove fur...
To my shame I have discovered today that New Zealand is one of the few countries that allows fins to be taken (from dead sharks - I wonder how this bit is enforced?) and the other 98% of the shark thrown back into the sea. Shocking. The article linked below will take you about 3 minutes to read. In that time 1800 sharks will be killed somewhere in the world.
Read the article here
I've become side-tracked. More about the cool and zany Melbourne architecture next time.
* Except once I saw a London fox unhurriedly cross the maze of lines twenty seconds east out of Liverpool Street station.