In late September I visited Melbourne. Once more it reminded me of Paris, although on previous occasions this was but a thought , now a comparison based on experience.
As in Paris music is to be found throughout the city, music of every genre. On Spencer Street Bridge which spans the Yarra River, Captain Pugwash kindly posed for this photo.
In the city outside the Royal Arcade, as the trams rumbled past and crowds jostled, strains of classical music hovered in the air; rich, honey tones of a cello. Perhaps for a few seconds the frenzied crowds and souls were soothed.
A little further up the street there were rock and folk bands, a comedian, a clarinet and a mime artist, each adding to the richness and variety of creativity, music and culture to be found everywhere in the city .
Cafes, galleries, gardens and four seasons; cobbled, bluestone alleyways and terrace buildings; trams and horse drawn carriages; old lanterns, street art and flower displays; the river. All of these and more to delight, inspire and savour. Every visit made to the city over the years presents new discovery, new insights, new learning and inspiration .
Maybe he would suggest that a visit to Melbourne always nourishes all the senses.