Buzzy Big City Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the best cities to visit, with it’s neat grid-like CBD, the mix of old buildings with gleaming sky scrapers, the fancy rooftop bars and the gritty laneways with small, sometimes hidden bars and the many diverse restaurants to tempt you. Berlin Bar, a small bar on Corrs Lane requires you to climb some stairs and then ring the door bell. The staff will let you into a space which is a split into austere East Berlin and opulent West Berlin and you will have to choose where to spend your evening.

Melbourne Skyline and Tram
Flinders Street Station
Melbourne on the Yarra
Forum Melbourne
Melbourne and the Yarra River

A visit to Melbourne is not complete without visiting the food markets. Both Queen Victoria Markets and the South Melbourne Markets are close to the CBD are a food lover’s paradise.

Sweet Treats at South Melbourne Markets
Danishes at Agathe at South Melbourne Markets
Flowers at South Melbourne Markets

Fitzroy Gardens is a lush green sanctuary on the east side of the CBD.

Fitzroy Gardens
Miniature Tudor Village in the centre of Fitzroy Gardens

NGV International in worth a visit with many artworks by big name French impressionist painters as well as many modern works.

Modern art at NGV International

The State Library of Victoria is a beautiful old building and is magnificent on the inside as well. Best of all, it is being used by lots of students, industriously studying away in these magnificent surrounds.

State Library of Victoria
The Dome in the State Library of Victoria

One of the best things about travelling is happening randomly upon something weird or wonderful, such as these street sculptures.

Mother and Daughter

Lovely South Australia

More pictures of lovely places in South Australia to visit.

Chateau Tununda Croquet Field
Chateau Tununda – Barossa Valley
Goolwa Beach
Granite Island
Granite Island
Lake Albert – Meningie
Murray River
D’Arenberg Cube
D’Arenberg Winery
D’Arenberg Winery
Salvador Dali Triumphant Elephant, D’Arenberg Cube
Salvador Dali, Nobility of Time, D’Arenberg Cube
Sky Seafoods – Robe

Thanks to the lovely folk at Sky Seafoods for providing us a an informative tour through their lobster processing facility. This magnificent specimen is about 30 years old!

Magnificent Mount Gambier

It turns out, two of the most beautiful attractions in South Australia are in Mount Gambier. Blue Lake is a lake in a dormant volcanic crater that supplies Mount Gambier with their drinking water. The Umpherston Sinkhole, a lush, green and special place.