Yesterday I wandered around the streets of Melbourne with a visitor from overseas and it seemed like a good idea to use the photos for a Weekend Wanderings post. Every now and then I am contacted by people who know me through the internet and then want to meet me when they come here.
Weekend Wanderings – Melbourne with an overseas visitor
Alexander from Scotland was visiting Melbourne. He contacted me a while back to see if we could catch up while he was here. It worked well with my trip to New Zealand.
He had already spent a couple of days here, but I took him to a lot of my favourite places in Melbourne. I showed him some places that maybe tourists wouldn’t really know about. While walking around I told him some of the history as I knew it.
We walked along the river for a bit, then headed over it and into the belly of the city. We walked through arcades, down lanes, or up them. At one stage we jumped on a tram. I took him to one of the oldest coffee shops in Melbourne for a coffee, surprisingly.
Unfortunately, two of our best older style architectural buildings were having works done to them. The State Library and Parliament House. There should be some sort of rule that only one building at a time can have works being done to them. It really isn’t fair to visitors to our beautiful city.
We walked and walked. In the end, I did around 10kms for the day. Crazy, no worry my feet were hurting.
I guess the next question is did he enjoy seeing my city? Well, I hope so. He said he did. We had a glorious day for it. Not my usual weather for taking photos, but oh well. It was a gorgeous autumn day.
I have processed a few of the photos for you to see.