Melbourne Moments

I love Melbourne – it’s what everyone said it would be – arty, crafty, old & new side by side, with character and also edgy. We went shopping in the designer/maker area – slightly more expensive than TK Maxx so didn’t buy anything, but enjoyed the looking.
Went downtown to the Arts Centre to see a John Brack exhibition – he’s the most important Australian artist of the last century and if you want to know more, I’m sure you can google him. I really enjoyed the tour with the volunteer guide and you’ll see his influence on my photos in the watering cans photo below- he often showed himself in his paintings, but in a reflective way, like in a mirror. I think I captured the spirit of his style quite successfully. (NB to self – must find out how to focus camera for arty shots). And for the narrow bandwidth users – thanks to big Fergus forshowing me how to do something clever so the photos are quick to download.
Today went to the Australian Gardens and they are just fantastic. Everything is designed, every plant, every path, every background has been carefully planned and it all works perfectly. I loved it and it’s quite the most impressive piece of landscaping I’ve ever seen. Again, I’m sure there’s a website for the keen.
So here are a few photos from the day out.

400 year old grass tree

An excellent example of the design content of the gardens

An excellent example of the design content of the gardens

An Australian icon

An Australian icon

An installation in the gardens

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3 Responses to Melbourne Moments

  1. rose says:

    hi you
    shame you weren’t quick enough with your camera when you saw the hunky guy!!! looks wonderful
    lots of love
    Rose x

  2. Callum says:

    Quick tip from el technico. Your blog will automatically whiz bang pop your photos so they’re quick to download. It does all that stuff automagically.

    If you make them smaller before uploading it will make the upload quicker though. But otherwise, there’s no need. So if you’re in a hurry or if you just can’t be bothered, you can safely upload photos unmodified from the camera and the blog will work its magic. 🙂

  3. Andrew Cramb says:

    The top photo is great !!! Great shot !

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