A ‘Spring’ in my step [A Gallery]

I’d had enough of winter…

Pleasingly I had actually enjoyed some of winter. It had been quite mild and I had acquired a new, more positive, attitude toward the season I used to loath with a passion. (In fact I wrote a post about this paradigm shift)

However it was time for winter to go away.

1 September, 2015.

And so it was that the first day of Spring in Melbourne dawned and it was, as we say around these parts – “a cracker”! Blue skies and blossoms beaconing to be photographed. Would have been rude not to!

So I slung the DSLR over my shoulder and went for a saunter around my local environs to see what I could see. I live only about four kilometres from the CBD of Melbourne, a city of over four million inhabitants, in a suburb called Brunswick.

Brunswick. Urban & Bohemian.
Brunswick. Urban & Bohemian.

There’s always plenty going on around here and you need to carefully pick your way past hipster whiskers for fear of being cut. It’s urban and vibrant and a perpetual canvas for someone like myself very much in to street photography.

I even took a pen and paper with me on my wander to undertake a ‘review’ of the first six months of this blog – Thirty Summers – in a nearby park.

My six month review
My six month review

In fact as a result of that review, undertaken upon my grass desk (pictured above), I actually made the decision to move the blog from my self-hosted web platform here to WordPress.com. It’s one of the better decisions I’ve made I have to say as the community here is amazing.

Maybe I should work at a grass desk more often?

The first day of Spring, 2015. A Gallery. [click an image to enlarge]

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Travel is my passion and also my career. I’ve spent my entire working-life in the travel industry with roles as diverse as tour guide, travel agent and marketing manager for some of the worlds largest travel brands. My favourite city in the world to visit is NYC and France is my most beloved country to explore. I travel to learn and observe to understand always with camera in hand.

6 thoughts on “A ‘Spring’ in my step [A Gallery]

  1. This makes me miss the cherry blossoms in Washington DC! I don’t think I’m really a fan of spring .. even though that is quite literally my name’s translation and my birth date. Too much rain! Maybe I should be named Autumn. 🙂


    1. Both lovely names if you ask me 🙂 I think I would take Spring over Autumn only because it means that there is still about eight months of great weather ahead unlike autumn. That said I don’t get hayfever which I know is a terror for many people. Would love to see those DC blossoms. I’ve never been so a good excuse to go hey!


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