I am frequently amazed – even after living much of the last fifty years in or near Melbourne – just how much green open space and native flora exists in the Metropolitan area.
Today I went to Abbotsford Convent and the Collingwood Children’s Farm on the banks of the Yarra River.
First there was the river.
Then a little walk along the path and there were a few animals. I didn’t pay $10 to go in. I’ve lived on farms long enough to know what these animals are. But there were plenty of people looking even ‘though it was cold and overcast.
But how close are we to the city. Take a look at the factory chimney. I’ll show you from the other side.
Can you see how close the city is. Two and one half kilometres. That’s all.
Ans see how close the front gate was to the inner suburb of Abbotsford.
See the factory chimney. That’s the same but from the other side.