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Monday, 15 November 2010

Bleeding heart...

So I am over my little tantrum about the weather yesterday, though I think I should say, there was a little bit if frustration involved too... Let me explain.

When I got back from OS, I caught up with a girfriend and she told me she had bought us both a walking tour of Melbourne Street Art. It was an amazingg gift and we organised our dates and spent the next few weeks looking forward to it.

Along comes the day of teh tour (Saturday 2 weeks ago) and the weather forecast is dreadfull. No worries, we are assured, the tour goes ahead rain, hail or shine (which given Melbourne's reputation could all happen in the course of one day!)

The tour started at 1:30. At precisely 1:25 the rain began.

But we were troopers and so off we went, met our guide and the other tour members and we started in Melboure's Hosier Lane. For those of you who know Melbourne, you probably also know this lane has the most incredible and everchanging graffiti.

The rain started in earnest right there. And it didn't let up. We tried to take shelter, but it was a street art walking tour afterall, so there really wasn't much escape. By the time they pulled the pin (1 hour in) the rain was so heavy, it was raining on the inside of my umbrella! We were all wet up to the knees and the tour guide (sans umbrella) was soaked.

And so, the whole thing was called off and we resceduled for yesterday. And as the day drew closer, the weather forecast was almost an exact replica of 2 weeks ago... but worse! 

And (you guessed it) we went in to start the tour and the rain started, or rather it got heavier. Saturday it didn't really let up at all, it just rained in different drop size... And before we even began, it was cancelled. Again.

Despite our disappointment, in some ways it was a relief, because we already knew the misery of trying to keep going in the rain, and besides, the rain really did make it difficult to take photos!

The photos you will see in posts for the next few days are from the first tour. Hopefully we will be able to reschedule and we will be able to do the tour in it's entirety soon. Some sunshine might be nice too!

In the meantime, enjoy the pics over the next few days, Melbourne Street Art (despite the rain) is alive and well.

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