He’ll have seen a few changes in his time, will have Captain James Cook, RN. Not all of them glorious; in fact a few far from it. Ponder some of the architecture behind him, for instance (I am here, of course, excluding the redoubtable “Espy”).
Still, he’ll likely “take a captain cook” at what he sees today and probably reflect that the world has largely changed for the better since he first set foot, way back in 1770, on what was about to become Australian soil.
The interesting thing for him is that the landscape will keep evolving and he is well placed to observe it for however long he stays there on the St. Kilda foreshore, his days of discovery still very much alive.