A City Adventure
At the intersection of Swanston and Bourke I stopped to be entertained by a busker. This dude was from Japan but he played the blues like he was born in the Mississippi Delta. Sat and took it all in and even dropped him some coin.
I then decided to get some new jeans at Target and on a whim abandoned my standard blue for some black jeans. This was something I regretted on getting home and remembering that we live with two white cats. I think I may need to invest in one of those clothes brush things.
Then I wanted to get to the Bendigo Bank on Elizabeth Street and decided to take a backstreets way. Part of my route took me through Melbourne-on-Collins (shopping arcade) and there I came upon the Three Minute Angels - basically two masseurs, two chairs and one banner (announcing 'Three Minute Angels: Five Minute Neck & Shoulder Massages'). I decided a massage was just what I needed and it was good. Apparently they started giving just three minute massages (hence the name) but decided that more time was needed to do a proper routine. The other interesting thing is that they let the customer decide price at the end of the massage (with $10 to $20 as the average given) which is nice but also tricky as you may be torn between showing your appreciation and saving a buck. Also had a smothie in the food court there.
Finally got to the bank and then went back to Flinders Street Station. Naturally I have had many such 'city adventures' in my time but this one is the freshest in my mind so - what the heck - this one can stand here recorded as a representation of all other such days.