Tag Archives: Victoria

Year of the Kangaroo

8th August 2015 So there it is. 12 Months of travelling around and living in Australia. So much done but so so much more still to do. It only feels like yesterday that we arrived off the plane in Perth in search of adventure and (after 7 months in Asia), wine and cheese! What started […]

One for the road

Our final stop in Melbourne was the Melbourne Museum, situated in the lush Carlton Garden. Only a short walk from our apartment in Fitzroy. The Melbourne Museum is a beautiful building designed by Denton Corker Marshall Architects. The construction was only finished in 2001. With the sun shinning on the beautiful building we captured some […]

The National…

Gallery that is! Near Federation square is a big building that houses the National Gallery Of Victoria (NGV). Founded in 1861 it is the oldest public museum in all of Australia. It owes it’s very early existence to the Gold Rush that occurred at this time and flush with money the Victorians donated vast amounts […]

The Librarian

Melbourne is home to the Victoria State Library. More than just a dusty collection of books, this huge ‘Cathedral of Culture’, has since 1856 been the centre of excellence for the region. Nowadays it functions as a library, museum and an art gallery. Architecturally mind-blowing, the exterior is of Victorian grand design. But this is […]

The 96ers

Melbourne, like all Australian metropolitan areas it seems, has some beach areas. One of the more famous of these is a place called St. Kilda. With the weather behaving we decided to risk going down there and checking it out. St. Kilda was named after the schooner The Lady of St. Kilda (which in turn […]

The Writings On The Wall

If Melbourne is a great city, then there is only one place worth staying in here. That is the funky district of Fitzroy. We were lucky to find a great apartment on AirBnB and stayed with a nice couple from Ireland (Tipperary and Galway). The apartment was right off Brunswick Street, which is where everything […]

Market Queen

Our penultimate stop for a wee while would be a little place in the state of Victoria. You may have heard of it before? It is called Melbourne. Located at the head of Port Philip Bay, Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city (behind their arch-nemesis Sydney!) With miles and miles of amazing Victorian-era architecture, an […]