Monochrome Madness – My Melbourne

Monochrome Madness - My Melbourne

Monochrome Madness – My Melbourne

As my wonderful city of Melbourne heads back to lockdown tonight I thought for Monochrome Madness I might share some older photos of the city.

Melbourne in Lockdown

It isn’t great, but this is the best thing for us. I have no problem going into lockdown and would rather that than have many many deaths here. Some times I think we have all got a bit complacent or soft, not sure which.

I just keep thinking about what people in the Second World War went through. I know this isn’t a war, but there are similarities. Though we have it a lot better. Think back to the Spanish flu and what happened during that time. People were in lockdown then too, but they didn’t have the same precautions in place that we do. They didn’t have the ability to communicate with others. They couldn’t zoom friends and family. Nor did they have television and they definitely didn’t have online shopping.

Online shopping has been really good for getting the things you need for staying at home.

I can’t help thinking too that if we didn’t have modern medicine and ventilators a lot more people would die.

Staying at home

Really, I have to stay I would rather stay home and not be a risk for coronavirus or a burden on the health system. Now they are coming out with some scary things like people who have had mild symptoms end up with brain damage, or something like that. They are also starting to see evidence that it might be airborne. Really who knows, we just don’t know really know what the long term consequences are for it.

Me, I’m staying home. How are you fairing?

Yes I know

I am very aware that not everyone can stay at home. That some have to work or whatnot, but the sooner we do what our governments think, the sooner we can get through this.

It is good for everyone, but the alternative is worse. Like someone said yesterday we can revive a dead economy, but we can’t revive a dead person.

Stay safe and well.

My Melbourne

These images were taken quite a few years ago. I spent one day just walking around with the camera and then converted them all into monochrome.

Joining in

It would be great if you would like to participate, especially if you enjoy the monochrome images. If you want to contribute there is a Facebook groupTPM Photos which you can join and share your images. Of course, if you are blogging no reason why you can’t post your own. I like this challenge and it is nice to be thinking in monochrome again.

Monochrome Madness – My Melbourne

13 Responses

  1. Here in California, a new surge is happening. People who insisted on getting out of lockdown are now blaming the surge on Gov. Newsome. Wearing masks is mandatory, but a lot of people don’t. They say the government can’t tell them what to do. Then on top of it, we have a president who’s not listening to the medical and scientific personnel regarding this virus. Me, I’m being careful and trying to make sense of what this country is doing.

    • I have to say we have been watching with gobsmacked looks at what is happening in the US, it looks so confusing. Really, the government can’t tell them what to do, isn’t that what laws are, our governments deciding what we can and can’t do. It’s like seriously how many people have to die before they think they should help stop it. Your president, I have to admit we watch every day to see what other stupid thing he as said or done. He really is the joke of the world right now, sadly. I am so happy to hear you are being careful, it is the best thing. I am prepared to do everything I have to to help rid us of this virus. Stay healthy and safe Anne.

  2. We, too, are fortunate that we can stay home. And we have hobbies that keep us occupied. Even so, we’re both ready for the world to re-open, even though that seems like a long shot right now. I guess we just need to be patient!

    • We are too, my husband is working from home and we are both enjoying that. I am spending my time baking and taking photos of what I bake. It has been a great time to just spend time on me and not the rush of the world outside.
      I think it will be even longer if people don’t start doing what our authorities are telling us too. It is why Melbourne is being shut down again, too many people who don’t think the rules apply to them. I just hope this second lockdown will be a wake up call to them. You keep doing what you are doing and stay safe Rusha.

  3. Stay safe, Leanne. I am doing the same.

  4. I love Melbourne 🙂 so liveable that even coronavirus wants to stay! Long may she reign as our cultural capital and the heart of Australia for me.

    • We do live in a beautiful city. Love that, it certainly doesn’t want to leave Christina. I think she will definitely do that for many of us. Stay safe and healthy.

  5. Sorry to here of your new lockdown, but best to sort it properly. Best regards to all Melbournians

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