What can I say about this glorious city? The OAT Australia itinerary was recently changed to include an extra day in Melbourne and I’m so glad it did. We could have easily spent a week here and not run out of things to see and do. No matter what interests you, you’ll find it in Melbourne!
Melbourne has it all: the old, the new, and everything in between.
This photo of the very futuristic buildings in the Docklands area was taken with the wide angle lens of my iPhone 11, without any editing. The sun just happened to be in the perfect spot.
The beautiful reading room at the Melbourne Library is best viewed from the 6th floor.
Where else can you find a shopping mall built around a preserved tower, where ammunition was once made?
For those yearning to learn more about 19th century ammunition, you can duck through one of the clothing stores in the mall to visit this Museum.
Is this a cool city or what?
It seems like everywhere I looked, there was a park, a square or a garden with jaw dropping plants and flowers. MY digitalis never gets this tall!
The Royal Botanic Garden truly is a special place, which is why it was not surprising to stumble onto this photo shoot. The model was as gorgeous as the setting. once again, my iPhone rose to the occasion and handled very trucky lighting quite well.
Walking through a random alley, we came across this wall of remembrance. The plaque tells the story better than I could.
After traveling for a few years, and making the mandatory church visits, the interiors all start to look alike– but Melbourne’s St Patrick Cathedral had something I’d never seen before–a spectacular entrance–with a water feature.
What I’m calling a “water playground” is right nearby the church. Can’t you picture the kids running through the fountains in their Sunday best, right after Mass?
You all know what food looks like, so I won’t share photos of our meals. Let’s just say Melbourne is like a giant Alice’s Restaurant. “You can get anything you want” as Arlo Guthrie so aptly sang.
There’s more to say about our stay in the Melbourne area, but that will have to wait till the next post.