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Monday, February 06, 2006

Melbourne sightseeing

It was a lovely day in Melbourne yesterday - it was very overcast in the morning, but by early afternoon the clouds cleared and it was a glorious day. We took Auntie Monica and Norbert into Melbourne city on the train, which gave us an opportunity to play tourist for the day. We went to Queen Victoria markets, where they were surprised to see camel rides available, and we bought some lovely deli items, fresh fruit, and some tourist souvenirs.

We then headed back towards the river and walked around Southbank - we had a special treat in store for us, as it was Chinese New Year, and there was a big demonstration/celebration taking place.

We had time for a leisurely coffee, before hitting the pavements again, this time heading for a short walk to Queen Victoria gardens.
After that we called it a day, and headed back home on the train and had scrummy fish and chips for dinner (very decadent, for us!). All in all, a really wonderful day out :)

17Comments:

Blogger Von said...

Hi Anne!
I'm so glad the weather was nice and you all were able to have a wonderful day on the town!
Enjoyed the pics! :))

4:22 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

Say hi to Auntie Monica and Norbert for me. Glad you had such a wonderful day of sightseeing. Reading your blog has made me excited about xs again and I have just started doing a blue and white tea cup design.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Sylvie said...

Thanks for the pictures. It was a pleasure to see your part of the world !

11:35 PM  
Blogger KarenV said...

Thanks for sharing your pics Anne! It looks like you had a fabulous day. Love the camel ;)

11:51 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Hi Anne,
Sounds like (and looks like) you had a wonderful day - and ate a lot too :-) Oh, I do wish summer, or at least spring, would come soon here :-)

1:16 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

What a great outing - and the pictures made me feel part of it all. Thanks!

2:11 AM  
Blogger Shelleen said...

thanks for sharing the pics. especially since all I see here is snow!!

2:56 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Beautiful city! Looks like you had a fantastic time and who wouldn't? Those pictures are just stunning, it looks like a fabulous place to live and so many fun things to do. :) Thanks for sharing!

3:38 AM  
Blogger Carina said...

Melbourne looks gorgeous! (Don't tell David I think so --he is such a proud Sydneysider.) ;) Thanks for sharing the pix!

4:35 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Hi Anne, great pics there of some familiar sites and guess what I just might get to see them again in late September as my Mum and I are currently planning a visit to see our relatives!!

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

Sounds like everyone had a wonderful time in Melbourne. I can't wait to see it for myself in a couple of years! :)

7:41 AM  
Blogger Myrna said...

What wonderful pictures! Sounds to me as if you had a great time! (We are trying to survive winter, so the pictures are inspiring!)

8:30 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous day sightseeing! Wish we had some of your warmer weather right now!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Old Yankee Stitcher said...

The pictures are great, thanks for sharing. FYI my friend who had surgery is Tobie your recent Angel. Home from hospital yesterday and doing well but will be long recovery for her.
CJ

10:22 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

I love your cross stitching. It looks great.

Do you drink tea instead of coffee? What is your favorite kind?

10:30 AM  
Blogger Carol in Pa said...

What a lovely city! Camel rides? In Australia? I wouldn't have been able to resist!

Carol in Pa

11:47 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Thanks for sharing the pics. Glad it has cooled down and you can enjoy seeing the sights of Melbourne with your family.

3:30 PM  

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