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.
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.
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 group, TPM 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.