|I stumbled upon the event 'Words On The Square' in my search. Giant outdoor Scrabble, yay!|
The Verandah launch ran for around 40 minutes and it was a nice first experience. I've never been to any sort of launch before. A few of the people who had taken part in assembling this years edition spoke, one of the girls did a live music performance, the artwork that is featured in the journal was being played in a slideshow, and a couple of the lucky people who had something published in the journal had a chance to read their piece. It was a really nice environment! (Except for that guy who quite obviously only came for the free food and ate very loudly and messily for the entire event... he smelled really bad too.)
So after the formal part of the event was over and it was down to socialising and just celebrating, I got myself a copy of the new edition of Verandah and headed over to Flinders Street Station, just across the road, planning to catch the next train back to my hometown (I hadn't been home for a few weeks). It was a Saturday, and as I got to the station, I realised I'd looked at the Friday timetable and had actually just missed my train. As in, I saw it leave as I walked into the station. Oops! Double checking the timetable, the next rain wasn't for more than an hour. So what did I do for the next hour? I wander around Melbourne and take random photos on my phone! Yay!
|St. Paul's Cathedral|
|Flinders Street Station|
I did a lot of loitering around here. I didn't want to stray too far from the station in case I missed the next train too, or in case I got stabbed.
|The Yarra River and Southbank|
|Southbank and the Eureka Tower|
More pretty lights! And the tall building up the back is the Eureka Tower.
|Yarra River and the bridge on St. Kilda Road|
I stood on that bridge to that the previous two photos. I'm pretty sure I nearly got stabbed going down to the river's edge to take this photo...
|More pretty lights!|
Can you guys tell that I love pretty lights?
|Eureka Tower (again)|
On a different note: the poem I had published in the Deakin Writers Club magazine last month can now be read on Goodreads. Check it out :)
Been to any launches lately? Ever played giant out-door Scrabble? Had a random adventure around Melbourne (or your own local city) recently?