Princes Pier at Port Melbourne...
After finishing uni early for the day, I took myself off for a little jaunt around Port Melbourne for some fresh air and exercise, followed by potato cakes for lunch. (I walked a lot, I deserved a potato cake, shut up!)
The Celebrity Solstice was in dock at Station Pier, having a day's rest before heading out to the Pacific Ocean. The newly revamped Princes Pier, originally built around 1915 to supplement the goings on at Station Pier, was accessible again after its recent facelift. There's about 200 metres of new pier before you get to the bare pylons of the old pier. Hopefully nobody burns the new bit down.
There's a nice piece of artwork on the lawn out front of the pier but little else. This pier was a focus for new arrivals to Australia for over 100 years but the larger Station Pier bore the bulk of the traffic. Princes Pier fell into disrepair and was closed down in the early 1990s.
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