Blogging from Melb. Aus. you soon get to know the other Melb. FL. through the Google Ads that direct us to hotels and furniture stores on the Space Coast.
But I was surprised to learn that Melbourne FL was indeed named after Melbourne Vic by one time resident John Cornthwaite Hector
Hector was described as “Tall, heavy-set with white hair and a great square beard”. He was "strong as a bull". Most of the time he wore a ridiculous bowler on his head
The official FL City of Melb site includes a link back to Aus in case you were looking for this other Melbourne
Evidently there is some confusion, as this guide indicates. Here the two Melbournes have been combined in a web collage which merges our skyline with FL's early history. And unfortunately we have nothing to match the beach in the other Palm framed photo from the Space Coast. ( Maybe Williamstown at a pinch)
Comments: other melbs
The Palm-framed shot could be West Gate Bridge from St Kilda if you squigged your eyes a bit?
Posted by Nora at May 25, 2004 12:41 PM
as in Mr Magoo? ;)
Much as I love the Bay, I think it's the tropical blue of the water that gives it away.
Posted by boynton at May 25, 2004 12:56 PM