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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Great Places To Visit - Melbourne City and Lane Ways

Hubby is on holidays this week, so we decided to take a train trip into the city today, and just wander.  Turned out to be a good idea. Melbourne is lovely. The many lane ways are packed full of great places to eat at as well as many assorted little shops tucked into the tiniest spaces. Very interesting. The hardest part was choosing where to eat and what to eat. There are so many choices!  Loved the beautiful floors in the Royal Arcade building, never get tired of walking through here, it's so pretty. We spent about 3hrs just wandering down lanes, across the mall and looked at Myers Christmas windows (beautiful as always) and on and into more lane ways. So many little hidden secrets withing these lanes. Do yourself a favor and take a stroll sometime.  Just make sure you are hungry, because little cafe's are everywhere!!












Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Great Places To Vist - National Gallery of Victoria - Melbourne - Australia

Celebrated a friends birthday at the NGV last weekend, with a tour of the gallery exhibits and a high tea. Fantastic idea! Our little group of girls, enjoyed musing over the Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition which is on until the 6th Feb 2015. VERY interesting fashion to look at. Not the type of stuff you wear shopping, but still gets you thinking. For starters, how the heck does someone think of these designs. What about the poor people who have to turn the dream into a reality?! WOW! They are talented I tell you, these items are complex, delicate, loud, soft, stiff, supple, all in one piece. It has to be seen to be believed.  I'm not a fashion follower, but after this exhibition, I would go back for more! It was fascinating!!!

Do yourself a  favour and drop into the NGV for a visit, or high tea, or just afternoon tea, or both.
Not all exhibits cost you to go into, only some. Even so it was only $22.00 AUS.  Well worth it, we all thought. They do allow you to take photos in most areas, so long as you don't use flash.

The high tea, was great fun. We had bubbly, and 3 tiers of nibbles to sample. There was also a menu for pot teas, which I loved and tried one, really enjoyed it, and also coffee for the not tea drinkers. You need to book, naturally for the high tea, which is upstairs, but they do have a cafe downstairs with a good assortment of yummies to choose from.

Melbourne with it's diverse cultures is a wonderful place to just stroll around. I enjoyed catching the train into the city from home and then walked from Flinders Street Station, across the Yarra, and up to the NGV.  Lovely walk, with street vendors offering their wares, and also (appropriately for Christmas) a silver Angel near Flinders St, station.

All in all a lovely day out with the girls, celebrating a milestone birthday!!

Silver Angel at Flinders St Station.

Just passing by.

Off on a scenic tour.

The Heart of Melbourne.

Yarra Bridge with Eureka Tower in background.

Hamer Hall

Arts Centre


The mighty spire

National Gallery of Victoria

Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition

Art Gallery window.

Lisa's birthday treat.





Mirrored reflections everywhere.

High Tea!!! Yum!!!

Girls High Tea Birthday Treat!!!