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I *heart* Melbourne

Waiting for the No 5 tram on St Kilda Rd in front of the Art Centre spire, an iconic Melbourne experience. Captured with my iphone and another opportunity to play with wonderful Instagram.

I love it when a friend from out of town comes to visit and I get to see Melbourne from a visitor’s eyes instead of the dreary eyes of a commuter dragging herself to work or running errands like an errand running machine.

It was a fabulous chance to revisit one of my favourite places, the Arts Centre where the NGV is. And they currently have a fabulous blockbuster exhibition at the moment called Vienna: Art & Design.
We spent more than 3 hours there. Exploring the building, enjoying the exhibition and browsing through the best gift shop. I have a new favourite artist to obsess over, Egon Schiele, and I’m always happy to add to my own artbook library.
It was a wintry wait at the tram stop in from of the Arts Centre for a St Kilda tram, which is a bit of a Melbourne cultural experience in itself, and home for one of those perfect Saturday nights with friends, wine and good food.
Hope your weekend was special, and with lovely sunny Mondays like today I hope your week is off to a good start.

Glorious stained glass ceiling in the Great Hall, NGV

More artbooks for my bookshelf. Inspired by the wonderful Vienna exhibition at the NGV I now have Klimt and Schiele to paw over.

Sunflower by Egon Scheile, this was one of my favourite paintings at the exhibition
The amazing Gustav Klimt, image from NGV
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June 27, 2011 - 7:57 pm

Susannah - Oh this photo has actually brought tears to my eyes. As much as I love living ‘back home’, I miss Melbourne and when I see such beautiful photos of Melbourne’s landmarks…it makes my heart ache. Say hello to Melbourne for me Michelle! xx

June 27, 2011 - 8:16 am

Frankie and Ray - Oh! How exciting, I’m going with a friend in a couple of weeks. Now I really can’t wait. And, it’s funny, but now I’m the tourist after so many years of standing on that tram stop!

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