Weekend Wanderings – Catching Up Around the City
Yesterday I got to do something that I don’t get to do very often, meet someone face to face that I have met through WordPress. I was meeting Carol from The Eternal Traveller. It is always really exciting to meet someone, though meeting isn’t the right word, it is more seeing them for the first time. I asked her if she wanted to go and take photos with me as I need to get some for today’s post.
I was meeting her at the State Library of Victoria, so I got off the train at Melbourne Central. I had no intention of taking the above shot, but when I got there and saw the sun on it with all those shadows, I had to get the camera out quickly.
After we met up and did our hellos we headed down to the other end of the city to Brunetti in the City Square, which is a great place to get a coffee. We sat there with our coffee and just talked. It always amazes me when you meet someone that you have met through the internet how easily the conversation comes.
After coffee we went to Hosier Lane to check out the lastest graffiti. One of the great things about Hosier Lane, the walls are always changing. I have more photos of that in the gallery, but I had to show you this, a couple having their wedding photos taken in Hosier Lane. I knew people did this, but I haven’t seen it while I was there before.
We headed over to Federation Square after that. Carol hadn’t really been there before, so it was lovely for me to show her some of it. It was a very sunny day, very warm, and it made these photos great. I loved all the shadows. I am already starting to wonder how they will look in black and white.
There was an interesting exhibition on the ground floor of the NGV, a few settings for a house, but many things were make with Icing Sugar. It was quite bizarre.
This is quite possibly one of my favourite shots of the day. I love the way the world is reflected in all that glass.
This image is for Carol. Her Justin Beaver at Fed Square with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. They were showing the movie on the big screen in Fed Square. There were lots of places for people to sit and watch it. Moomba is on this weekend and I am sure that is why the city was so busy.
It was a lovely afternoon and we ended it by having a drink at Chloe’s bar in Young and Jackson’s. I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon with Carol, and it was nice to get to know her away from the electronic world. Thanks Carol for a wonderful afternoon.
Here are the photos I got for the afternoon in the hot and busy city of Melbourne.