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Formula One in Melbourne

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?!

Formula One Race Podium Melbourne Australia Sonya Oksana Heaney 20th March 2016 Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg Sebastian Vettel F1

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Melbourne – Yesterday!

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. 🙂

St Kilda Beach Sonya Heaney Melbourne Australia 17th March 2016

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St Kilda

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.

St Kilda Beach Melbourne Australia Sonya Heaney 17th March 2016

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St Kilda

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.

St Kilda Melbourne Australia 13th March 2015 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

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At the Formula One

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.

Australian Formula One grand Prix Melbourne 2015 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney Jenson Button Fernando Alonso 13th March 2015

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Melbourne’s Weather in One Picture

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!

Bad Melbourne Australia Weather St Kilda Beach Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney 13th March 2015

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Luna Park

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!

Roller Coaster Luna Park St Kilda Melbourne Australia Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney 13th March 2015

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