Lots of exploring Melbourne this weekend….nothing spectacular, but a lot of small successes. Saturday was spent shopping. We went to a vintage clothing warehouse sale and to the Rose Street Market, both in the artsy area of Fitzroy again. Here are two more street murals that we saw:
The street art and unbelievable graffiti is everywhere in Melbourne and it is celebrated as an art form. I’m not sure I’ve ever been to a city anywhere in the world where there are so many street murals.
Our day on Saturday ended with a lovely dinner at one of the nicest Chinese restaurants we’ve been to. It was dark and it didn’t seem quite right to take pictures at the restaurant, but here is the entrance to the extensive Chinatown section of Melbourne. It goes for blocks!
Sunday was a relaxing day but with many early victories. I have been totally frustrated with posting to the blog for the last week. The text would load just fine, but the pictures took forever to load and sometimes they would throw me off the site altogether. Then, quite by accident this morning, we found a different Windows software program (Live Writer) that allows me to write the blog there and it will resize the pictures and correctly format everything and then post it to the blog. Amazing! I was able to post a week’s worth of entries in one day. I’m SO happy!
And, while I was doing that and Stephanie was looking for her NBA game on the TV, we stumbled across the Saturday night Orioles game (we’re 14 hours ahead of the East Coast here). So, Kathy was ‘happy today’ to watch her Orioles win on a 1-hitter! After all that excitement, we decided to go down to St. Kilda’s beach where they have an artists’ market and where Kathy and I went two weeks ago. But, by the time we got there, it was rainy and cold, so we shopped a little, had a late lunch and came home. Still a very nice weekend, though, and we’ll look forward to hearing about the student’s’ weekend tomorrow morning.