The Scan recently relocated to Elwood, a short stroll through the St Kilda Botanical Gardens to Acland St – trams, shops, cafes and restaurants, supermarkets. The Gardens feature a Little Man standing in a lake, umbrella unfurled, his hand reaching out feeling for rain. But he’s being rained on by his umbrella, A poignant metaphor on life?
In a recent stroll, we came across a handwritten sign held down by a stone on a post, “See you there!” See who? See who, where? A note perhaps to somebody in particular, perhaps to nobody or perhaps to everybody. As everybody knows:
Looking through the crowd
I search for something else
But every time I turn around
I run into myself.
At the St Kilda end of the Gardens, you’ll find the Port Phillip Eco Centre, full of all sorts of information, a garden with two Blue Tongued Lizards, tea and coffee on a weekend and a conference room for smallish conferences, staff meetings etc – very reasonably priced.