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http://www.whereis.com/vic/balwyn-north/19...=41F629B174F890

It is in Zone 1, Boroondara Council. Postal code 3104

These photos were taken in winter and recently. The greener ones more recently :lol:

Doncaster road is the main road running through this suburb. You can catch the tram on this road.

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The primary school

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Side streets. Notice how they narrow the road to one lane to slow down traffic. Trees are trimmed so the cables run between the branches. The trees all have a funny u-type shape.

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Parks

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Sound barrier on the nearby highway so traffic noise doesn't bother the houses built next to it :D

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Is this your neighbourhood Polly? It's really lovely.. no high walls, trees and lovely parks.

Sitting on this side, it really is nice to see pics! :whome::lol:

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Yup, where we live. People are really nice here. This afternoon, my daughter dropped her blanket at the top of our road, next to the main road (Doncaster). A lady walking home (she lives at the top of the street), picked it up and went knocking on all the doors of houses with babies looking for the owner. Got my blankie back :whome: Isn't it awesome?

Hubby walks 50m to the tram. Takes about 30 minutes into town (to Flinders street in the CBD) on the tram. On the way home, the tram passes a Coles (5km away), so if I need milk, he gets off, buys some and gets on the next tram.

The high school is right next to the primary school. A lot of the high school kids come to fetch their younger siblings in the afternoons. The high school finishes at 15:20, then the primary school at 15:30 and the preschool (also next door) at 15:40. All to ease traffic congestion, though I never find parking, so we walk, even in the rain. Got a waterproof cover for the pram.

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Really looks like a lovely area. I'm sure you're very happy there!

Lol at the "no real grass".. hey.. there are "real PARKS"!! :rolleyes:

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Thank's Polly it is much greener that I imagined for some reason, with water restrictions in place.

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What struck me the most is lack of high walls/fencing etc.... not too much how nice and clean....clearly their municipality works !!

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Some more I took on a walk through the area.

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Bus stop

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Blue sky and bird

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These trees are everywhere

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Weather gives metal a beating here. Typical in any coastal city...

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Clearway: This sign means you cannot park next to the road here between those times. This is so traffic can flow and not be stuck behind a tram.

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These birds are scary

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Fynbos??? A few streets from us, they had two HUGE bushes

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Grey skies

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Last view of the sky

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All these were taken on one day. You can see how the sky changes from morning to afternoon. Real Cape Town weather ;)

Slideshow:

http://s270.photobucket.com/albums/jj117/p...mview=slideshow

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Thanks for the pics Polly, they are lovely. The first couple of days we were here me and hubby kept on stopping and looking up at the U shaped trees... the people probably thought we were spotting UFOs.

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Polly you are a prolific photographer!! (and we are all truely grateful)

Reminds me very much of home in the UK - looking forward to being able to walk up to someones front door and ring the bell again rather than sit in their driveway with an intecom thingy!!

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:lol: Since all it costs me is hard drive space.... Hubby just sighs.He is relieved that I have moved form film to digital though :lol:
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Thanks so much for the pics, Polly - gorgeous! I've only seen Melbourne in winter so far and found it to be very pretty, but must admit that Melbourne looks absolutely beautiful in spring (on greener photos).

Those 'scary' birds are magpies - they scared me a bit too (when I visited Oz) as they were on 'attack' whenever I came close to some of the trees (where, I presume, their nests were located). ...But indeed a lucky country where the only 'attacks' on the street one worries about are those from the birds :lol:

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I am really scared of magpies. They are HUGE! Didn't expect them to be so big. They always give me the beady eye :lol: I don't like them *sulk* At least there isn't a nest near our house.

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