Weekend Wanderings: Hunting Pokemon in the City

Yes, that is correct. I’m not playing it, but my husband is. It is funny how he is very keen to come out with me when I want to take photos now that he is playing the Pokemon Go game. We wondered around the city until just after dark so he could catch and fight the Pokemon on his phone and I could take photos.

I do love the city in winter, especially in the late afternoon light. There is a kind of golden glow to it. We didn’t get any sunset, but I still had fun. Β I will have to see where I can get him to go next time.

I’m just leaving you with a gallery today. Β I hope you are enjoying the weather where and the weekend where you are.

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  1. I did not realize Pokeman still existed but glad it got your husband out to enjoy this majestic city as the golden winter light melted into scintillating night- crackling shots, just fabulous. The lights on the bridge are entrancing, to say the least. Too beautiful. All the best,

    Autumn Jade

    1. Yes, they have just released a game and it has gone viral around the world, people are getting out in the streets everywhere. It has been good that he will go out with me, I have been enjoying it. Thank you so much.

  2. My husband and I play it too. I imagine that if I want to go and take photos, he will now offer to tag along so he can catch some. We were out last night and there were just groups of people playing, hanging out, and talking. It’s very cool to see. On the downside, there are unfortunately some people targeting players to rob them. It’s sad that some will take advantage of a game and use it to hurt other people.

    1. Haha, my husband is trying to get me to play it, but I like the idea of him playing while I take photos. We saw some of that the other night, when I was doing the photos on the bridge, there was a mass of people and then they drifted away. Quite funny and amusing to watch. Hopefully that isn’t happening too much. Thanks Molly, have fun with the game.

  3. Love the shot from under Princes Bridge, and that last shot is stunning, too. I hope to see this city someday.

  4. Stunning, I love the images, especially the peek view from beneath the bridge, but also the silky water bridge combo, lots of them. I have no idea what the heck the Pokemon thing is, but yay if it means you get to go with your hubby to the city to take photos! I’m dragging mine along this week to SF for my bday.

    1. Thank you Nicci it was nice to go into the city with him. Ask your hubby if he has heard of it, I’m sure he has. Seems like nearly the whole world is playing it, quite amazing really.

  5. That is hilarious your husband tagged along because of Pokemon. I hope he caught many of them while out with you, and from the sounds of it he wasn’t too much of a bother. Beautiful blue hour shots all round. Love the one with the trail lights. I’ve tried doing that shot previously, and there are always lots of people walking past. Not that they will get in the way of my shots, but I always am concerned they will walk right into my tripod πŸ˜€

    1. It was quite funny, then he would want me to stay in one place while he did what he had to do. Though I have to say he wasn’t the only one. Thank you so much Mabel. I always make sure I pick spot that is away from most of the people and stand between them and the tripod. I haven’t had an incident yet, though you do you have to use common sense too.

  6. Glad that you are still posting on your blog – have been looking at your site and hope that you wont mind my view but your photography seems to have moved along in leaps and bounds Diana

    1. Oh yes Diana, I’m still blogging, not sure I could give it up really. Of course I don’t mind you view, especially a view like that, thank you so much Diana, you have made my day.

  7. Husbands can be strange beasts can’t they but I’m very grateful to yours this weekend as these photos are wonderful. I love the last one, in fact I love all the bridge ones πŸ™‚

    1. You will have to hurry home Don, then again it was a nice day, but a very rare day, the sun hasn’t been shining much, lots of grey days and this coming week is looking very cold. Thanks.

    1. That’s true, but I’m sure you will still find it surprising. Someone else I knew who came here said it was like walking through my blog, I wonder if you will fee the same.

    2. It will be great being there in person and, of course, seeing you. I think the river and the bridges give the city charm. I know I will recognize certain things from your blog, but I know I will also get lost a few times :-).

    3. I love the bridges, so glad they did interesting ones. Melbourne really isn’t that big, and it is all done on a grid. YOu will be fine, I’m sure.

  8. Great images of Melbourne city .. Your images inspire me to get out and shoot …

    1. Thank you Liz, that is good to hear, though the weather isn’t looking good for the next week, winter is definitely here.

  9. We’ve had glorious weather this weekend, almost like spring. I suspect the cold temperatures you are having will spread north this coming week though. Lovely photos Leanne.

    1. Lucky you Carol, yesterday was lovely, but today it is back to grey and horrible. I hope you don’t get what we have been getting, it is all grey, pretty much. Thank you.

  10. Hi Leanne I like the ones using Princess Bridge best. 9403 seems to have some strange reflections. Good one showing the tram lights. Southbank across the river showing the bare branches of the tree is my favourite. Regards Ron.

    1. Thank you Ron. The Princes Bridge does make a great leading line. In that image you said had strange reflection, I think it the coloured lights they have been shining on Fed Square at the moment, a big winter festival and ice skating rink is there at the moment. I love the bare branches too.

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