Beach Cottage on Tour Snapshots of Melbourne
Sun 25th, May, 2014
(pics courtesy my 5th child aka my iPhone5)
Well, you know what I’ll always be a Sydney-sider Pommie, man you can’t get many places in the world better to live than Sydney and the beach…but me oh my this little Pommie just got her eyes opened wide to a whole new Australia. Bring that right on.
You see I’ve been on a little break away to Melbourne and from now on though, known in my head affectionately as Melbs.
Melbs I think you and I are going to have a very very very good relationship.
So you see I have been to Melbourne a couple of times before this, and though this trip was not entirely for pleasure (and in some parts extremely emotional and still involving aftermath of the accident), the other trips I saw Melbourne out the window of a taxi or hotel and in brief snatches and on one trip through extremely sleep deprived by a snorer and no not my husband’s eyes, but this time I got to go out and do my thing. On my own.
And that for me means walking, exploring and looking at buildings mostly, which when travelling with other people, can get seriously boring and tiring for them, so when I am on my own in a new city I take the opportunity to do exactly what I want. Hello parks and botanical gardens. Hello museums. Hello old train stations.
I pretty much loved wondering around Melbourne.
I have to say too I already pretty much loved Australia to the moon and back…if you’ve read more than a couple of my posts, you’ll know that I think this place down under is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread, they don’t call it the Lucky Country for nothing. It’s the mutts nuts.
And although I have at my fingertips the delights of Sydney, its amazing climate, the coast, the sea, the outdoor lifestyle, there was something missing. I didn’t even know there was something missing, until this trip, until I spent a few days wrapped up in the delight that is Melbourne
But Melbs has filled a little gap for me – vibrant, interesting, full of history, the people are different, the architecture a weird blended mix of old and new, the gorgeous river…it’s another side of Australia, a beautiful, breathtaking and buzzy side of Australia I cannot ******* wait to explore more.
So these are a few pics of Melbourne through my eyes.
Australia, could you have really become any better?
Oh my you just did.
I’m coming back.