Hello everyone , I am pleased to be back blogging again after a little break. Truth be told it was an unplanned break , due to my camera giving up and jamming on me. After trying various local repair people with no success I bit the bullet and purchased a new camera just in time for a few days away in Melbourne .
It certainly was good for this city loving girl to be back in the big smoke again. Don’t get me wrong I do enjoy the ease of living in a small city but the hustle and bustle of a lively city feeds my soul.
John and I spent time visiting old haunts as well as simply wandering discovering new treasures along the way. I spent an enjoyable Saturday with my friend, Suzanne , who is a stylist and as such is a great supporter of Melbourne’s talented creatives. This time we visited the Rose Street Craft Market where I met and purchased from three clever jewelry designers. We also visited Jude and Fernandina , both very talented clothing designers. Even though I did have my camera , somehow, I was so busy admiring their work I neglected to take any photos. I promise to do better next time
This is the Docklands area looking back toward the city . It was a cool but sunny Sunday morning , perfect just to wander aimlessly.
I took this shot from the steps of the Victorian Parliament building looking down on the city and one of Melbourne’s famous trams . The white haired gent in the foreground is indeed John.
Melbourne is home to many wonderful parks and gardens and we enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the always stunning Fitzroy Gardens in all her Winter glory.
We also thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the Van Gogh experience at The Lume , digital art gallery. This multi-sensory digital art gallery was a new experience for me and one I would highly recommend.
I had to have a picture taken in the sunflower room display . Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings had a special significance as they communicated gratitude to him. I too am feeling gratitude for this trip as not only did I get to see my friend, Suzanne and our son Callum , his partner , Georgie and their new abode , it has renewed my energy , enthusiasm and creativity (something that had been missing of late.)
Joining Gail at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.