Chelsea Pier, Port Phillip Bay

Posted Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Chelsea Pier, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia

I took the picture on Christmas Day, 2002. I don't know if the pier is officially known as Chelsea Pier, but it is close to Chelsea - a couple of hundred metres or so along the beach.

Beautiful though the pier is, the posts are made of plastic, and the local Council has now spoilt it with a "No Diving" sign at the very end. A bigger version here »

Page last modified: October 03, 2018



March 18th, 2006 at 04:38

Nice pic! I am from Frankston and was just wondering what camera were you using for the pic and what specs did you set it to. If you can't remember or you didn't write them down, all good.

Posted by Patrick

March 18th, 2006 at 10:44

Thanks for the comment. I took the picture with a 3.2 megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera I bought in 2002 from Peninsula Cameras in Frankston. The settings would have been on auto. It's a great little camera – the batteries last for ages – but I've now replaced it with a 6 megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-S600.

Posted by Hans J. Steffen

April 18th, 2006 at 17:56

I have a book of Peintures Haitiennes which was published with the assistance of Andre Wauters Gallery in the Seventies. This is why I contact you. I am interested in selling a painting by Wilson Bigaud who features in the book.

I would appreciate if you could tell me whom I should approach in this matter.

With kind regards,

Hans Steffen

Posted by Chris (USA)

May 23rd, 2006 at 20:30

I design for fun but don't have the skills you do. I really like your design style. It's very fresh and clean.

Posted by Patrick

May 23rd, 2006 at 20:55

Chris, thanks for that. I completely changed the design to this one six months ago, and am trying to resist the temptation to change it again as it would probably be a real timewaster. Positive feedback always helps!

Posted by shiran dias

February 27th, 2007 at 07:16

I am interested in purchasing painting of Wilson Bigaud… shiran

Posted by andrew buchanan

March 1st, 2007 at 02:16

y r u showing port phillp bay

Posted by phil Lewis

March 13th, 2007 at 22:00

what do you mean y r u showing port phillp bay. r u real?

Posted by Patrick

March 13th, 2007 at 22:13

He probably lives there. Many people who live there don't seem to think of it as anything very special.

Posted by Amy

March 28th, 2007 at 06:50

this is a great website, very detailed helping me alot with my assingment which realy sucks hahaha.
have a nice day :D
keep it up x

Posted by Pete Turbefield

April 11th, 2007 at 10:43

Just discovered yours and Clives websites good to see your still in the land of the living !

Posted by Luisa Brimble

July 19th, 2007 at 12:43

hello patrick… how amazing to find this website! i was actually looking for some history on Thonet-Bentwood chairs, as i just bought 4 chairs of the same design from ebay for $20 how cool was that. anyway thank you for the info on Bentwood chairs, i can now at least tell a bit of story when people use it. i love your website and your pics! they are awesome and very artistic!

Posted by Galerie Nader

February 9th, 2009 at 17:50

hello shiran dias,

Please contact me regarding some Bigaud that i have for sale.



Posted by anne jones

May 4th, 2009 at 12:50

Hi Patrick

Happened upon your website by chance when googled 'chess piece designs'. I was helping my 17 yr old son with his D&T A level project. we found your site very interesting and have encouraged my son to browse it to help him with his studies. Hopefully he will be inspired! My parents are from Bolton, my dad started out as a joiner, studied at the Bolton tech and later went into teaching. He was not an architect, but drew many plans and has now retired into a house he designed and built. Bolton gets a lot of knocks and my parents could not get out of the town quick enough, but I always loved it as kid visiting family etc, rivington pike, winter hill, moss bank park etc, great place. I trained as a nurse at the Radcliffe in Oxford another great place, but would rather remain in the north thankyou, now live in cheshire. Particularly like your photography, keep up the good work.
Regards Anne jones

Posted by Patrick

May 4th, 2009 at 13:35

Hello Anne.

Thanks for your comments. Whilst I was in Australia I happened to visit a doctor and I noticed a painting on the wall, of the Radcliffe Hospital, where I was born! He told me that was where he'd trained, though I can't remember if he was Australian or British.

You're right – Winter Hill and Rivington Pike are lovely places, but so (in a different way) is Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia.

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