Tuesday, April 3, 2007

My Melbourne Mini-Break

How many Melbourne experiences can you cram into a 3 day mini-break? Plenty!

Apart from my day with the Scquilters, I visited the newly restored St Paul's Anglican Cathedral where I snapped these photos of some of the beautiful wall and floor tiles.

Photographed these exquisite mosaic floor tile designs in "The Block" Arcade.

I rode the tram to St Kilda Beach and experienced the buzz of Acland Street. Some of the finest European style cake shops display creations like these in their windows. Just looking at them adds kilos!

Looked out along the St Kilda Pier. Went to see the Bridge Road factory outlet shops, dined al fresco in Lygon Street on a balmy evening, visited GJ's Fabric Shop and picked up a couple more pieces, browsed the Collins Street boutiques, ate Italian at Toorak and inspected the famous portrait of "Chloe" in Young and Jacksons' city pub, went to Federation Square, and rode the City Circle tram.

But wait, there's more.....


  1. Now Di you can be the ultimate referee. Claims were made that there were a lot better cake shops than my Ackland Street favourites. in Sydney. If so I want addresses. vbg.

    Oh what that photo does to me, I must be two years overdue for a fix.

  2. Ah, now Jane, that would be telling!

    Actually I'm a reformed Danish pastry consumer (a bit like a reformed alcoholic - if I taste one I won't be able to stop!)but I can heartily recommend the cakes in David Jones Food Hall for a start.

    I was soooo tempted by the St Kilda shops - eye candy of the highest order!


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