A City Escape

Living as I do in a small regional
city, I always enjoy a city escape.
The fact that my son is now living
in Melbourne is a good reason
to visit.
I really enjoy the hustle and bustle
of a large city.

The mix of images above are
just a glimpse of the city
and don`t really do it justice.

While in Melbourne we visited
the Abbotsford Monastery,now
an art precinct with many
great eating places and
Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Heide has impressive gardens,
with the most amazing sculptures. 

Wearing black amongst the sculptures.

Black was my travel wardrobe,
with touches of colour in accessories.

Loved the shape, colour and
size of this sculpture.

An enjoyable few days
spent exploring , catching up with my
son and good friends.

Returning home to an
uncertain future, I finish work
next week , the business is closing.
Not sure of my next step, not ready
to retire!



  1. Anonymous
    June 26, 2014 / 11:31 pm

    Good luck in your future decisions. The city photos look great. I love living so close to Seattle so I can dash out and immerse myself when I feel the need.

  2. Jill James
    June 27, 2014 / 7:38 am

    Thank you Joni, who knows where things will lead to. I have fond memories of a visit to Seattle many years ago.

  3. dan
    June 27, 2014 / 9:52 am

    I can understand well your love for big cities! ( by the way, many thanks for teaching me a new idiom! I didn't know hustle and bustle…) I live in a small city and every now and then I need to breath the air of a tow too.. .Melburne looks very beautiful and your photos are great, what a pity it is so long from Italy!! ( but you can never know…)Black is a classic colour that always works! And for a journey it is perfect! Your bright accessories complete so nicely your outfit!!p.s.I love your post! It has allowed me to travel with you!! 🙂

  4. Jill James
    June 27, 2014 / 11:13 am

    So glad you enjoyed the post Dan, Melbourne is a great city for me to visit, always so much to take in. Living in a small city is convenient but sometimes we need to escape.

  5. Debbie Burns
    July 6, 2014 / 9:29 pm

    I enjoyed the photos of Melbourne. There is so much to do, I bet it is hard to whittle it down to what your favorites are. Nice travelling clothes choices and I really like the hat…unique! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

    • Jill James
      July 7, 2014 / 12:15 am

      Melbourne is such a great city to explore, I always enjoy finding new parts we haven`t seen before.Heide was really interesting, hope to return later in the year.

  6. Tamera Beardsley
    July 11, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    I so enjoyed the glimpses of Melbourne … I had no idea of the history!

  7. Jill James
    July 12, 2014 / 7:42 am

    So glad you enjoyed my little travelogue.

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