Daily Archives: 2 January 2012

Maybe not so lucky

Having been encouraged by the MelbourneAge recently to believe I was lucky not to be a Victorian, I had my new optimism crushed by the weekend’s Saturday Age, in an otherwise unexceptional article by Adrian Franklin on how cities differ from one another:


I case you can’t see it in the photo, the bit that made the scales fall from my eyes goes like this:

Some cities have a buzz, a vibe, an aliveness that makes you feel great to be a part of, others barely raise a smile… Relaxed Melbourne is atmospheric day and night; try-too-hard Sydney is soulless, invariably.

Sydneysiders, we’ve been told!