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We’re Feeling for Lawn in Melbourne, the World’s Most Liveable City

The Age – December 31, 2012
By Shane Green

We’re Feeling for Lawn in Melbourne, the World’s Most Liveable City THE giant Christmas tree has shot seasonally skyward from the City Square. Huge toy soldiers stand guard, as parents with pushers make for Santa's grotto, the faces of their children telling of that confusing emotional combination of excitement and alarm that a close encounter with Father Christmas brings. Santa! No! The scene is a riot of yuletide hues: the tree sparkles with decorations, the grass beneath a deep emerald. And this is where the vista becomes jarring. Grass? In the centre of Melbourne? Any excitement is a short-lived thing, for a closer inspection reveals that the ''grass'' lifts up easily…
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