I would emphatically recommend keeping out of Melbourne CBD if you're a photographer at this time (Christmas-New Year holidays): it is profoundly chaotic and unbearable everywhere — not the Melbourne I know. No clear space, pushing, shoving, cheek-by-jowel crowds. Three hours was a long as I wished to spend in that seething maelstrom and then skidaddle out of there as fast as 'Twiggy's' wheels would turn.