A Conversation for Victoria, Australia
kangalew oftimes Lew-- NEVER Louis! Started conversation Dec 13, 2008
Is it possible to be nostalgic for a place when you are still living there?
I was born in Coburg, a town five miles north of Melbourne. I try not to belittle the Sydneysiders but I do think Melbourne is a better place to live. Sydney is great to visit, mainly because no matter where you walk, you are liable to turn a corner and be confronted by views of the Harbour, the Bridge, and the Opera House. Serenity, however, is a rare commodity.
Melbourne, I think, has a more mature atmosphere. But that is the city, not the people. The violence of the younger generations is gradually eroding the peacefulness of the streets here as in most cities of the world.
I have lived now for thirty odd years in Rosebud, a seaside town some forty miles by road from Melbourne. It is a sort of mixture of seaside, countryside, and suburbia. Hearing the news of some of the unhappy countries in other parts of the world, we can only feel blessed.
U168592 Posted Dec 13, 2008
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