Hot stuff / by Mario Mirabile

Summer has finally arrived in Melbourne. This week has seen temperature consistently climb into the high 30s, and the nights remain sultry and uncomfortable. The accompanying dry northerlies have helped make things even more unpleasant. As such, it's easier to just stay in the air-conditioned comfort of the office rather than go wandering looking for photographic gems at lunchtime. But today I decided enough was enough, so I braved the heat and went for a walk.

To be honest, I didn't get very far. Even so, it's possible turn up new and interesting bits and pieces, even on well trodden trails. Abstract bits of steel in building signage, the  wacky geometry of reflected buildings and shadowy breezeways all take on a new perspective if you look hard enough. And all found within a couple of hundred metres of the office front entrance and air-conditioned relief.