Irving Rd, Toorak

Toorak, is the canonical prestigious rich man’s area. Irving Road, is no different. I walked past a house with three varying (new) Mercedes Benz’s in the garage. Yes, that’s right, three!

Houses are just flash. They’re large, they look very modern, in terms of design, most have security cameras, and so forth. Imagine the richness!

However, the moment you turn into Irving Rd, from Toorak Rd, you’ll notice Falun Gong protesters on your left. Yes, on your right, is the Chinese Consulate in Melbourne! And by golly, are there many cars parked on both sides of the road. Take a step into the Consulate, and there must be a hundred or so people in each line, applying for visas or collecting their visas. You see, pretty much everyone visiting China on a non-Chinese passport, requires a visa to enter.

Life in Irving Rd, with the Consulate on it, might mean not having breakfast/brunch parties (as your guests will not have anywhere to park). And turning right to Toorak Rd? Prepare to wait a while… The next time I visit this beautiful street, I’ll be sure to tote camera and wide-angle lens, just to capture the architectural beauty available.

1 Comment so far

  1. adrock2xander (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

    Oi, I would expect you, of all people, to stick a nice picture of the above mentioned place.

    *slaps Colin with a large trout*

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