Melbourne through my eyes

Flinders Street Station is a standout landmark of this wonderful city.

Roof top gardening at it's quirky best near the Queen Victoria Markets

Melbourne is definitely the style and fashion capital of Australia, hands down.
Melbourne's own 'Diagon Alley'

The Leafy Sea Dragon lives just off the coast of Australia, what a beauty!

It's tiring living in an exhibit!

Nemo resides in Melbourne Aquarium too

A tough job but someone has to do it!

The tapestries at the Museum Victoria say so much about Australian culture and history

A very dry continent it is, except Melbourne when you holiday there!

Our Ned

The State Library is bursting up through the footpath

A Christmas Tradition, the Myers windows, you have to see this years which is the story of Uno's Garden by Melbourne author Graeme Base

A night at the Princess Theatre, highly recommend!

Fitzroy Gardens, peaceful city oasis

Preserving the old Coop's Shot Tower

I guess you get the picture now, I love Melbourne, always have and I think I always will. We took our kids on a surprise trip to Melbourne last week. After dinner on Monday evening we told them they wouldn't be going to school for the rest of the week and to pack their bags for a 6 day getaway to an unknown destination and be ready to leave at 6.30 am Tuesday, great excitement followed. Off we went over the mountains by car to an airport then we flew into 37 degree heat and settled ourselves into our hotel, Nomad Industry around the corner from the Queen Victoria Markets and one block from the Melbourne City Circle free tram service. We spent our time in the cbd basically exploring all things cultural, historical, educational and fun we could find. The weather was crappy, but that is Melbourne for you, 4 seasons in one day literally! The food was fantastic especially the salted chili calamari I had in China Town. Kids loved the Little Italy area which is Lygon Street in Carlton, great gelato. I loved the shop windows, so much to take in and too much to consider, didn't do much shopping at all. If you get the chance go to Melbourne you will have a great time and it is a very friendly city that is so easy to get around. Just do it!

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Levin (and Emily) said...

It is a beautiful city - I really need to go back and spend some more time there - we didn't get to see half the things we wanted to - perhaps we should wait until the kids are bigger. Good to hear you had fun!

Nan said...

Ahh... I feel refreshed, exhilarated, and tired at the same time, I can only describe it as a mini, virtual vacation that I was able to enjoy via your blog posts!

You have some wonderful pictures there in your post, and I feel as if I got to tag along, with them and your descriptions as my guide.

Levin (and Emily) said...

ps - next time come to adelaide - it's warm and sunny every day this week! just like it was last week, and the week before that - and it never seems to rain either!

Dee said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!! You feel about Melbourne the same way I feel about Philadelphia!

Gina said...

Thanks for sharing your post Lisa..I love you photos! Esp the alley, I walked down this but with no camera, and the seahorse is incredible, also the Melbourne gaol and Fitroy gardens ~ will put them on my list next trip!