Monday, May 24, 2004

other melbs

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

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