Thursday, December 15, 2011

Still playing tourist

I've had a lovely week, hanging out with Sara and showing her around my city. Every other time she's been here, we've had a schedule so packed full of "stuff" that there's been little or no time for sightseeing. This time it's been a nice change to have more time for fun, interesting and relaxing activities. And coffee.

Today we met at Flinders Street station...


...where I made her act like a dorky tourist and pose for a photo under the clocks:


Yes, that tiny little figure amongst the crowd really is her. See?


Then we took our time wandering through the lanes and arcades, starting with Degraves Street. We did NOT eat any of these:


Or these:


Or even these:


When we emerged in Bourke Street, we hopped on board one of these....


...to get us to the Carlton Gardens, where we admired the Victorian architecture of the Exhibition Building:


...before heading around to the museum. We managed to spend several hours there, including a visit to my favourite exhibit, the rainforest:


Where I almost stepped on this little fellow:


When we'd had enough of history, science and geology, we wandered down to the Greek precinct in Lonsdale Street for some afternoon tea at International Cakes.


Yes, that baklava IS enormous and no, I did NOT eat it all.


Then there was time for a quick wander along the Yarra....


...before heading off to our respective platforms at the station. Oh, look who's just across the tracks there:


Tomorrow we get one more chance to drink coffee, take photos of our food and gossip before the tourist has to head home on the weekend.


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3 comments:

Cinders said...

Our city looks so pretty on a sunny day - even with the Yarra looking that lovely shade of brown.

Sara said...

Ya know... I rather seriously need to see a hairdresser... ;)

linda said...

I shamefully hang my head and admit that I have never been to the new ( not so new now!) museum! Perhaps I should have that as one of my NY resolutions

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