Friday, March 15, 2013

Last day in Melbourne

On March 10, we packed up and headed to our other hotel for one last night in Melbourne. We had to move because we originally were planning to stay just 5 nights in Melbourne and 3 nights in Adelaide. Since flights were cheaper on a Monday instead of Sunday, we stayed in Melbourne an extra night. The plan was to just take it easy since it was super hot and since we had to get up at 3am to catch a 6am flight to Adelaide.

After leaving our bags at the hotel, we walked around the new neighborhood. St. Patrick's Cathedral caught my eye...

St. Patrick's Cathedral

A closer shot of St. Patrick's

This was a really nice cathedral

Paul is admiring the architecture

And of course, I had to take a shot of the door...

In search of air conditioning, we headed towards the local IMAX theater next to the Melbourne Museum. No luck with a movie but we walked around the grounds of the museum. I know, we could have actually walked around the museum but the exhibits didn't really seem that interesting…instead, we used the free wifi and sat in the cafe drinking water. I was able to do more research for our Thailand trip!

Melbourne Museum
Carlton Gardens

A cherub fountain at the end of the Carlton Gardens walkway

Melbourne Exhibition Building next to the Melbourne Museum

Free tram again...had to go back to the first hostel to get my computer privacy screen

Paul laughing at me as I try to make my eyes the same size when I smile


  1. Fun fact: The Melbourne city council actually passed a resolution in 1981 proclaiming that Mel Gibson was born in Australia-hence the original name "Mel Was Born Here" became Melbourne, as it's known today. Ask any Aussie. I dare you.

    1. Hi Manny - I think all of these anonymous comments is from you...another fun fact: never go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line!

  2. Another fun fact: The picture "Paul is admiring the architecture", he's probably admiring the St. Patrick's Cathedral's flying buttress (it's to resist the lateral forces pushing a wall outwards). It might be true, or perhaps I just like typing Flying Buttress.

    1. He was indeed admiring the flying buttresses, you are wise Manimus.


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