With New Eyes

Today I had to catch the train into town (Melbourne) to meet with a new client. I’d already prepared my papers and hadn’t taken anything with me to read on the train, so looked out the windows instead. As we drew in closer to the city I began to take notice of the different buildings, the age of them, the architecture, and the newer ones of how much glass there is, in fact no brickwork in sight, although a bit of cement here and there. Why was I looking at my home city this way?

Because I’d just come back home from being a tourist and it made me see Melbourne in a totally different way. I walked through the streets to my meeting and saw tourists taking photos of Flinders Street Station, which is quite a colourful building. I watched others walk along with their telltale bumbags slung to the front – a dead giveaway that they’re a tourist. And many of them were dressed in shorts and t-shirts, with thongs or sandals on their feet – a colourful mix amongst the popular business colour of black moving in the streets. I’m back home again! KMT

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