6. Trees flourishing in the middle of many city streets, making a cool canopy on a warm day.
7. Quaint little pedestrian-only city lanes lined with coffee shops and exclusive boutiques. They’ve come a long way from their humble beginnings as the thoroughfares for garbage and night soil carts, haven’t they (Too much information?)
The most beautiful of all being The Block.
One of my most favourite shops was even having a sale – never a bad thing!
I decided against joining the very long queue of hopeful diners outside the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. No doubt they were enticed by these delicacies that we could only view with our noses pressed to the window.
This popular little eatery started its life as a small tea room which was set-up for the Victorian Ladies Work Association in 1891 and named after its founder, Lady Hopetoun, wife of the Governor. You can read its history here.