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We went to book our IELTS and started at the bottom of the street (crossing Flinders) and walked all the way up. Note to others. There is a train stop a block away from RMIT where you book your IELTS ;)

St Paul's Cathedral at the bottom


Sidewalk sweeper (slightly bigger ones do the streets)


Clock Tower


Musicians from the Salvation Army


Big building, think it is the library




Roast Chestnut seller


Little cubicle selling papers



Interesting building ;)


Sidewalk 'cafes' abound



This gentleman is about to get a parking ticket. He is talking REALLY fast to the traffic cop.


Banners on the street


No idea, with all the students, looks like a Uni ;)


The street over lunch


RMIT (you don't register in that building though)


La Trobe is another major street


Old Fashioned tram (though not one of the prettier ones


Tall building


Graffiti art


Green tram


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Sorry about all the pics out of focus. I can't really stop to take photos, since hubby walks at a relatively fast pace (he is 30cm taller ;))

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Thanks for all the great pics, Polly (you could be a photo-journalist!)

You really make me MISS Melbourne...

Have you been to Lygon Street (in Carlton) yet? Not too far from the CBD with lots of (mainly Italian) cafés & restaurants spilling onto the pavements especially this time of year. Lots of delis as well with fresh produce of high quality... fantastic atmosphere.

If you haven't yet tried it (and you have a sweet tooth like me), do yourself and your senses a favour and go for coffee & cake sometime at Brunetti in Faraday Street (also in Carlton, just off Lygon Street). There's a Brunetti branch in Swanston Street as well (also one in Camberwell), but I've only been to the Faraday Street store so far. 'Confectionery as art' is all I can say. They have authentic Italian meals there too, as well as a gelateria (boasting over 26 flavours of Italian gelato), a creperia (freshly made traditional crepes with a variety of fillings/toppings) and a chocolaterie with over 40 varieties of handmade chocolates. A real treat - for both tastebuds & soul. ;)

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You have given me such a craving for crepes! Thanks for the tip. :)

Glad you are enjoying the photos and that I am not boring you :)

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wow ! :ilikeit:

I just wish we could teleport this very second and be at our now home...Melbourne...beem me up scotty :ilikeit:

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Every time I read your post and see your pics... we KNOW we are doing the right thing... you are our resident Mielies, sorry Mellies Photographer...

Great shots, brings back so many pleasant memories.


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I saw something funny in Swanston street last week. At times there are horse drawn carriages there that you can take a ride on. As I went past one of the "horse drivers" he was spray painting the hooves of his horses with what looked like black paint. Maybe this is a normal thing to do with horses but I'm sorry I did not manage to get a picture of it.

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Thanks for the ever-gorgeous pics Polly! Don't stop taking, ok?

Now, we need pics of 'Lygon Street'.. with all the yummy delis! :ilikeit:

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Ons was nou die dag in die stad om ons medicals te gaan doen en ek was so spyt ons het nie gestop vir fotos nie. Ek het net fotos geneem van die plek waar ons die medicals gaan doen het... sal gou probeer om dit te upload.

Melbourne is waarlik 'n stunning plek en ek is soooo verlief op hom/haar. Thanks vir die fotos!

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Dis altyd vir my 'n skok hoe netjies dinge is. Jy verwag 'grimy'. Nogal baie mense :o

Eva, hubby says I can go to Towoomba if you organise the travel and a picnic basket :whome::D

Glad the pictures are of some use :ilikeit: I drive hubby around the bend. Stood in the middle of the street for the one building.

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The photos are great and a great help to us future melbournians! Keep them coming! I hope you are planning to scrapbook some of these great pics?

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