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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

17 thoughts on “Melbourne sightseeing”

  1. 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! :))

  2. 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.

  3. Hi Anne,
    Sounds like (and looks like) you had a wonderful day – and ate a lot too ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, I do wish summer, or at least spring, would come soon here ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  5. Melbourne looks gorgeous! (Don’t tell David I think so –he is such a proud Sydneysider.) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for sharing the pix!

  6. 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. Sounds like everyone had a wonderful time in Melbourne. I can’t wait to see it for myself in a couple of years! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  9. 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.

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

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