An Evening in St Kilda

One evening we popped over to St Kilda to meet up with a hazard (that must be the collective noun) of golf course architects.

Nice place to sail a yacht.

We saw the ‘Spirit of Tasmania’ ferry leaving for Tasmania…

…two lovely hounds…

…and a beautiful sunset.

Melbourne Zoo

After a few days in Australia I was beginning to get quite manic in my demand to see critters, so we toddled off to see Melbourne Zoo. I think Melbourne Zoo has its animals on a time share with another zoo, as for a while all I thought I’d see were a few bronze statues.

However, a few came out to play, and here are some highlights…a little meerkat…

…an incredibly colourful parrot…

…a little monkey watching the monkeys…

…a very relaxed lemur….

…some otters.

Oh…and who’s this…?

Could it possibly be…a…

PYGMY HIPPO!!!!!! (yes)

Making up for Lost Time

In the Spring & Summer lots of quirky, outdoor bars bloom in Melbourne.

It was only polite to sample a few with Mr Hunt wasn’t it?

Keeping this injunction in mind of course…

Melbourne Trams

Melbourne has a fantastic public transport system – including trams. Here is the free tourist tram.

The interior has been left as it would have been…

…with a few modern additions.

I was rather taken by this old tram stop shelter.

This mosaic is a tangible reminder of Victorian civic pride.

More Public Art

You can also spot this angel…

…horse…

…cockerel…

…and worried looking whale.

This sculpture is called ‘The businessmen who brought their own lunch’.

Melbourne Hound

There’s lots of public art in Melbourne, I really like this hound.

It looks like I’m not the only one…

…he’s obviously very popular :-).

Eynsham First XI here we come?

Young Harry has been getting into his cricket…

…as you can see.

I do wonder whether they take it all too seriously.

Poor Adam ended up getting bitten to death while practicing with Harry.