Yesterday I had the most lovely, LOVELY day. I'd organised a day off work, and since I had the time available and wanted to do some shopping in the city anyway, I'd jumped at an opportunity to attend a product launch at Southbank, thanks to Nuffnang.
I took the train to the city, a bit peeved that it was rainy and miserable. But by the time I arrived, the sun had come out and it was a glorious autumn day. I was early (Ha! Of course I was), so I stopped for coffee and took in the view.
|Even the muddy Yarra looks more appealing when the sun's shining.|
|Southgate from Princes Bridge with the Eureka Tower behind.|
The venue for the launch was what grabbed my attention in the first place. Skydeck on level 88 has now been open for six years and I have never been up there. I'm a little embarrassed that I haven't visited one of the must-see sights of my home town. *ahem* Anyway.... I was heading for the 89th floor. One floor higher than Skydeck - and for FREE. Awesome.
|90 stories of Grollo glory|
I'd carefully considered whether or not to take my camera and decided against. My bag is heavy and bulky enough and I planned to do some shopping in the afternoon, so my phone had to suffice. Sadly, it wasn't really up to the job. The sun was out and the glass is gold-plated, so I had major reflection issues. These were about the best two shots:
|Looking east along the Yarra. Arts Centre spire in the foreground and sports precinct top right.|
|Looking down from the south-west side. The aquarium is the funny little building with "fins" on the north bank.|
|Crappy photo. Should have taken the camera after all.|
|Apple Mango or Breakfast (apple, orange & pineapple)|
We were also given a raffle ticket on arrival for a door prize draw. Guess whose name was first out of the box? A three-piece luggage set from Samsonite's American Tourister range? Thank you very much!
|My lovely new set of Samsonite luggage.|