St Kilda Festival 2015

I live in St Kilda, and have for quite a bit of my life. I went to primary school in St. Kilda, and high school as well.  I have lived overseas, interstate, northside, westside, and still I return. Usually it is unplanned but, nonetheless, I do return.

A bay-side, south-eastern suburb of Melbourne, St. Kilda is known for palm tree skylines, cake-shops, Sunday markets, rowdy backpackers, old rock’n rollers, seedy pubs, eccentric locals, charity organisations, and Victorian fun-park vistas – a Venice Beach of Melbourne if you will.

While it is certainly different to the ’80s St Kilda of my youth, it retains many of its seasonal charms and more community than it is given credit for.

Today was the annual St Kilda Festival. Often I choose to escape the suburb and leave the tourists to it… But today I grabbed my camera, and walked the streets  – celebrating my suburb and counting my blessings.

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015 Selfies with "Shakira" the police horse

St Kilda Festival 2015 Selfies with “Shakira” the police horse

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015

St Kilda Festival 2015 Waiting for The Church

 

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4 Responses to St Kilda Festival 2015

  1. Honey Megan says:

    I couldn’t agree more with your thoughts on St Kilda. It is a memory making place. Thanks for reminding me.

    • Thanks Honey Megan. Yes it was time for a bit of home pride yesterday! It really is a great suburb (most of the time). It is certainly diverse, definately not bland – and does not deserve the northside vitriol I encounter from time-to-time.

  2. I love St Kilda too, and loved these shots. I don’t live there any more…but my daughter does. I think she was there yesterday too! Thanks for the memories!

    • Thanks for commenting Lee. I really enjoyed talking them! I was really exhausted after a busy week at work (we launched a website/ children’s game we have been working on for MONTHS) and I just roamed and let myself get carried away with the energy of the day – which was very fun. The crowds I encountered were very gracious and good humoured. Well done Melbourne!

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