Just a shot of the Formula One podium this evening (taken from where we sat). It was quite the crazy race, and because of where we sit – on the start/finish line and facing pit lane – we got to see a lot of it (like the Ferrari on fire!), but I’ll go through my pictures when I get home.
Fernando Alonso’s crash was terrifying – how did he survive that?!
The weather in Melbourne today is so absolutely dreadful that we didn’t even go to the Formula One track. The cold wind (and the rain!) is so strong houses are falling down, so we went to a great Spanish restaurant in St Kilda (St Kilda is where where we always stay – and have for decades), and are now watching the cars on TV!
However, this picture is from yesterday, which was a gorgeous day. It’s not a very good picture (I took it from our table, where we were having St Patrick’s Day drinks!), but it gives you an idea of what St Kilda Beach looks like in nice weather. 🙂
We flew to Melbourne this morning, for the Formula One Grand Prix. Qantas screwed up our flight – as usual!
Here is St Kilda Beach in the late afternoon.
In St Kilda in Melbourne a few weeks ago. It looks like a gorgeous day – cameras never capture the wind! We stay in St Kilda every year, and even before we were going to the Formula One I was in St Kilda every summer while I attended classes at the Australian Ballet Centre.
Merchandise for sale in Melbourne for the Formula One a few weeks ago. Fernando Alonso (right) was injured and so did not come to Australia for the race. I’ve seen Jenson Button win in Melbourne a couple of times.
The sun was out, but the (very strong) wind was freezing. St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia in one picture: half the tourists braving it out to live the Australian “Sun and Sand” stereotype, and the other half dressed for snow!
The antique roller coaster at Luna Park in a very windy St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia last Friday afternoon.
The last time I went on this thing – a couple of decades ago – the operator had to get out and push it down a hill, it was that ancient!