The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Friday, 31 March 2006

Photos of Melbourne trip

Wow, I have finally gotten around to putting up photos taken on our trip to Melbourne. Took me almost two months, but it's better late than never!

There were a number of chalk art on the ground just outside the Crown complex - this is one of them:

Fireworks at Crown Casino as part of their Chinese New Year celebrations:

I just had to bring Rob to watch the pretty impressive fire show that Crown puts on every hour after dark. So much wastage though...

The huge clock at Melbourne Central - this place has changed so much since my last visit in April 2005. Nothing looks the same. Except for the building inside this building, and the clock that plays a song when it strikes the hour (I think it was Waltzing Matilda?).

The interesting 'hug mug' used for hot chocolate at Max Brenner. Max Brenner is like a chocolatier cafe, with stores only in NSW and VIC. Quite pricey, but we had to try it. We had a dark chocolate drink with orange flavour. So yummy :)

Federation Square:

Rob was amazed at the size of Queen Victoria Markets, and how organised it is - an area for buying jewellery, clothes and other junk, another area for the fresh produce, and yet another area for the delicatessen-type stuff. He was pretty impressed at the size of the area reserved for the fresh meat market, and here he is standing in the corridor of the fresh meat area:

Here, he's enjoying a Turkish burek that we bought in the deli section of the markets. I can't remember which filling we went for, but it was quite yummy..

We found out a couple of weeks before our trip to the east coast that Rob's mum had also planned her Melbourne trip which coincided with our stay in Melbourne. We met up at Crown Casino and took a wander around Melbourne Aquarium

In the jaws of a shark:

With the Yarra River behind us:

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