January 07, 2009

Warning!!!!...seriously long holiday post.......

So here's a bunch of photos from my recent trip to Melbourne. Can I say, we had a fantastic time while we were there. It's taken me a little while to feel like posting anything, or doing anything really as I have had a strange fog about me since my Kassie died, but I seem to be coming out the other side and wanted to share some of these with you. Come back tomorrow for my Heidi Swapp photos and stories, that's the reason we went across really, for me to attend the Heidi day in Melbourne. Also, stop by on Saturday for the Melbourne food tour installment of our trip. We love food, and we went to some amazing places to eat while we were there. I hope everyone has had a wonderful and safe Christmas/New Year holiday period?..... look forward to visiting your blogs to see how you all celebrated.

I was just feeling pretty cute this day, thought I'd take a pic to remind myself of this day.

Random hotel photo shot, was channelling Heidi on this day, those who went will know what I mean.

Shadow Portrait on ACDC lane.

St Kilda Pier.

Could he look any grumpier to be at Luna Park??? he wasn't really, he just forgot to smile...

Our tram to St Kilda above, and us waiting for it below.

The Twelve Apostles.... what can a I say, the most amazing and stunning place and thing I have seen in Australia thus far!!! We had terrible weather the two days we were travelling the Great Ocean road. It did dampen (hehe) our spirits in any way, the place is breath taking!! I can just imaging how much more stunning it is in good weather. The twelve Apostles was funny, we had near on 200km winds buffeting us, I had to hold my hat on, and but the time we got back to the car, I was soaked. Funny story here, I just though December in Australia really would get that cold, so I took one small cardi with me, man was I silly, it was cold and raining 80% of the time we were there. Oh well, I'll know for next time.

So much fog on the road to the Apostles, we thought we might not be able to se them at all.

Big storm over night, trees down on the Great Ocean Road....

Our view of Apollo Bay from our YHA......?? Where's the ocean again?

If your ever in Apollo Bay and need somewhere to stay, try the Eco Beach YHA, the best YHA I have ever stayed at.

Although it rained non stop, it didn't take away the amazing views

The Great Ocean Road.

The around the twist Lighthouse. 

Stunning ocean views from everywhere we stopped.

David Jones Christmas window display.... I think there was about 6 windows full of amazing little scenes, I just particularly liked the teddy bear conveyor belt.

Skilled Stadium. Now we are Dockers fans, but we stopped for a friend.

View of Melbourne from the War Memorial.

Melbourne Botanic Gardens. So, so beautiful....

Cool bridge, I forget what's it was called. It's in the Docklands.

A bit of Park Sculpture.

The shot tower..... this is amazing. I visited Melbourne for a weekend when I was 18, and this is the only thing I really remember. 

So much cool Graffiti art....

Lawley looking at Melbourne from 73 storeys up.

Giant Bee Sculpture on the buildings..... so cute.

The mighty Yarra River....

Cute little bids inside McDonalds. We stopped for a toilet break, and was so taken with these friendly little guys.

First day in Melbourne, first great Chai in Melbourne, Mel looking not so hot after not sleeping for nearly 30 hours.

Mel xxx


SkyeMJ said...

oh tourist photos of Melbourne always crack me up!
The trams especially, since I HATE the things (I ride them in the morning when barely awake and before my coffee...)
You were near my house (I live near the memorial, just behind the botanical gardens!)

Looks like you had a great time though! We do have a beautiful city!


PS that's the Myer window, not DJ's! ;)

Audrey said...

Great photo's, Melbourne put on a great show for you, poor Lawley LOL, he must hate us scrapper's and our photography, mind you he must be getting use to it all by now.
LOL when i looked at the first Teddy bear pic I thought, 'Oh Mel, that's sick', someone's ripped the head off those poor teddies. Then I scrolled down further and realized they hadn't had them sewn on yet,,,,*giggle*

byclops said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! Melbourne has so much character doesnt it!!

chrisw said...

Awesome shots Mel..Looks like you had lots of fun..Missing you Darl,love chris

Anonymous said...

hi mel, loving your pictures and your update! looks (and sounds) like you had such a wonderful time! love the bees :) so... when is our catch up?