Saturday, December 12, 2015

Being in Melbourne

It feels great to have Melbourne at my fingertips.
Every day I can look out of the window, see what the weather is doing and then decide on a framework for the day.
A walk around Albert Park Lake is always good.

 A trip to a Melbourne store for some shopping
Bourke Street is traffic free apart from trams

My local tram stop. There seem to be several tram departures every minute.
Animal shapes in the Botanical Gardens
Christmas is approaching in Melbourne
A lego tree at Federation Square
An eight out on the Yarra.
I went to the Albert Ground near Melbourne University to watch a T20 cricket match between Melbourne and Dandenong. This was the first outing for Natalie Sciver playing for Dandenong and probably still jetlagged after arriving from England.
Dandenong won this T20 match
By the lake in the Botanical Gardens
My favourite store in the whole world.
The trams sometimes have their own space and are sometimes in the High Street.
One of the piers at St Kilda.
Cactus are flowering in the gardens.
Impressive seed pods
A reminder of home with these two Scotties, Nessie and Gordon.
The yacht pontoons at St Kilda
Must be a great place to sail from.
The inaugural Women's Big Bash League WBBL match at the Junction Oval
The Melbourne Stars were playing the Brisbane Heat.
Starman and Stargirl were there.
The Melbourne Stars won both of the two T20 matches with Meg Lanning picking up the Player of the Match award on each occasion. Natalie Sciver (from the England cricket squad) was playing for the Stars and scored the first six of the tournament.
I saw this floating by early on a Monday morning,
Moments later in landed a few hundred metres away in Albert Park.
A view of the city from a distance.
Jacaranda looking magnificent.
Tourists can take a ride in a horse drawn carriage.
Queen Victoria looking stately
Rowing practice.
Agapanthus in full bloom.
Ferry across the ditch.
I notice that it can be hot one day and cold the next here in Melbourne but I am sure that I will get used to it.


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