I don't really know Melbourne, the capital city of the State of Victoria, so I was pleased when invited to a wedding down south to take the chance to explore a little. With my travelling buddy Jen, we flew down on Friday and on booking into our hotel found we had been upgraded to a very handsome suite. It really was a shame we were only staying four nights.
The wedding was lovely, a very joyous occasion, and a happy chance to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones.
Jen and I did some exploring each day and soon realised that we needed at least a week and probably much longer to do justice to the galleries that abound there. Opposite the Exhibition Building is the modern Museum of Victoria, seen here in the following two photos.
My daughter Suzy is doing a Small Business course and as part of it she has had to start a blog. If you'd like to see Bundeena in the rain, please drop by, and she'd love you to leave a comment.
Another page I think you'll enjoy is Meliors' new web site. Her excellent blog is still at Bibliophilia. I find Meliors an inspirational artist, constantly progressing in her art to encompass huge conservation issues along with the minutiae of nature.
Speaking of nature, here is a little bit of my garden. One of my favourite flowers, the Naked Lady, always surprising me because I tend to forget where they are planted. What could be happier than a pink lily? Really called Amaryllis belladonna.
I think I'll go to bed and watch Stephen Fry. Surely he's the cure for all ills.
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