3182 – St Kilda Festival 2015

I live in St Kilda, and have for quite a bit of my life. I went to primary school there and high school as well.  I’ve lived interstate, overseas, North-side, West-side, and still I return. Usually it’s unplanned but, nonetheless, I return.

A bay-side, south-eastern suburb of Melbourne, St. Kilda has long been known for it’s palm-tree skylines, European 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’s certainly changing and is different to the 80s St Kilda of my youth, it retains many of its seasonal charms and more community than it’s given credit for.

Today was the annual St Kilda Festival. Often I choose to escape it at this time and leave the tourists to it… But today I grabbed my camera, and walked the streets  – celebrating the energy and the creativity of the 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

 

4 thoughts on “3182 – St Kilda Festival 2015

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

    1. 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.

    1. 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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