Melbourne in pictures

The Melbourne city circle tram
The Melbourne city circle tram

I spent a fantastic weekend in Melbourne, staying in an apartment in Bourke Street with one of my dearest friends and although the weather was mostly overcast and wet we walked many city blocks in search of bargains. I love the cosmopolitan nature of Melbourne, plenty of Greek, Italian and Asian cuisine and a range of design (fashion, homewares, art) from the quirky to the trendy, plus the coffee was excellent. We didn’t make it to any of the galleries or museums, choosing to spend our time chatting over a bite to eat, exploring paper shops or admiring Chloe, a well known painting in a Melbourne pub. Being so close to Christmas, the Myer Christmas windows were a huge drawcard for families and tourists, we lined up with the rest of the to ooh and aah at Santa and listen to Guy Sebastian singing ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’.

One of the Myer Christmas windows
One of the Myer Christmas windows, loved by children and adults

Melbourne has been declared Australia’s most livable city a couple of times over the last few years as well as being quite popular with tourists that want a different experience than Sydney offers. I can understand why and with cheap flights that take only a couple of hours from Brisbane, I plan on returning someday soon.

Street art on the exterior of a cafe
Street art on the exterior of a cafe
Entry to Chinatown, Melbourne
Entry to Chinatown, Melbourne
The facade of a building currently under construction
The facade of a building currently under construction
Delicious cakes and pastries at the International Bakery
Delicious cakes and pastries at the International Bakery
Pellegrini's - great food and excellent coffee
Pellegrini's - great food and excellent coffee
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2 thoughts on “Melbourne in pictures

  1. megtraveling December 10, 2011 / 9:17 pm

    What beautiful photos! I’ve heard so many good things about Melbourne, and now I’m more determined than ever to visit there. Great post!

    • twoblackdoggies December 11, 2011 / 8:27 pm

      Thank you, even on the rainy days I still found things to photograph. The food is heavenly, not to mention the large number of chocolate shops in which we indulged in one of the best hot chocolates I’ve ever had 🙂

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