Tuesday 20 October 2020


As our lockdown continues, the City remains deserted and a lonely figure on this pedestrian bridge over the Yarra River is testimony to the fact that our lives have been changed quite radically in the last three months or so. Normally, this part of the City would have been crowded and buzzing with life. Despite the Spring sunshine, the newly sprouted vegetation and flowers on the banks of the river are more like a funereal wreath on the expiring body of our once lively metropolis... The new COVID-19 cases are almost down to zero now and we have few deaths lately, but nevertheless our restrictions remain Draconian and millions of Melbournians are suffering as a result.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. I'm so sorry. That is so awful. I can't believe you're down to zero new cases and they still won't open up. How many people are suffering or will die of poverty and other diseases because of these lockdowns. It's like those deaths don't matter to them.

  2. This lockdown / face mask / social distancing routine is getting old, isn't it? I miss the good old days!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/10/at-aquarium.html, and please stay safe and well.