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Lets go outside!

After a week of trawling the job sites we both needed to make the most of the weekend and get out of the apartment and lucky for us it was a gloriously sunny Saturday so we decided to head to Kings Domain and the Botanical Gardens that are practically on our doorstep!


This is the Walker Fountain which was donated to the city in 1981 by former Mayor of Melbourne Ron Walker. It looks really cool at night lit up by coloured lights, although when ran past it yesterday someone had put washing up liquid or something like that in it and it was a huge mass of bubbles!


The King George V Memorial is an imposing site at the end of one of the paths leading into the park and on the other side is the image of Britannia with symbols of love and peace.



The Sidney Myer Music Bowel looks like an awesome venue so hopefully we ll get to see some gigs here in the summer.


and its named after this gent...


We re still trying to get our heads around it being winter in June but loved seeing the change of the seasons as we walked through the gardens.



I spotted a heron taking a nap in a tree.


And a bunch of bees


It was a gorgeous way to spend the morning


An added bonus of tea and scones by the lake made it even better!!


We decided to head from the park and catch the free city circle tram that circles the CBD. Its a great way to get familiar with the city and the quirky conductor points out landmarks along the way and stories about the cities history. The one we had seemed to focus on pointing out pubs to drink in, and loves to tell the joke to EVERY new person that "the seats are free of everyone as long as you leave them on the tram when you leave", it got a vague smile to begin with but after hearing it about 20 times got a bit grating.


We stopped off near the Victoria Gardens and walked towards Brunswick Street. This is another great thing about Melbourne is that it is small enough to get around easily and be somewhere completely different just outside the CBD in minutes.


Full of quirky shops, cafes and bars this definitely is a great place to wonder around window shopping and people watching. Imagine a mix of North Lanes in Brighton and Northcote in Clapham with buildings reminiscent of a western and you start to get the picture. We definitely would be back to explore more.

As the sun began to set we decided just to sit on the circle tram back to Flinders Street watching the city go by...

If you keep an eye out you might spot a cow up a tree!



Posted by doyledan 04:48 Archived in Australia

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