Monthly Archives: 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!

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. They certainly give value for money, especially given that it’s a free service

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2700 people. This blog was viewed about 21 000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.