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Photograph #1 – St Kilda Pier
St Kilda pier has been a favourite for more than 100 years.Credit:Joe Armao
Traversed by tourists and tiny penguins and decorated with a quaint little kiosk, St Kilda pier has been one of Melbourne's go-to places for a breezy walk during COVID-19 lockdown. So deeply loved was the kiosk that, when it burned down in 2003, the state government volunteered to rebuild using the 1904 plans and that is how it rose from the ashes. The other favourite activity at the pier – a glimpse of the penguin parade – has been out of bounds since March because it's impossible to socially distance the crowds that squeeze on the viewing platform. With restrictions easing, that could open again soon, though there's no news yet. Meanwhile, you can still enjoy the view and the walk, now without a mask. Or, like this woman last week, a dainty little fossick across the rocks.
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