Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Trip to Melbourne

At the end of January into February, we took ourselves off to Melbourne for a few days. We actually stayed at a great little hotel but this was the view from the window and below was a busy lane way - next time we will ask to be a few floors up so we can actually look out at a proper view! The main reason for going was to attend Nigel Kennedy concert. Of course it was wonderful as we knew it would be - we have been fans for many years. Nigel's interpretation of the Four Seasons was up to character!    
We enjoyed, as we always do, the foodie experiences in Melbourne - first day and I think this was possibly the best one. The Grain Store. Everything in Melbourne was either in walking distance or on the tram which was free. Flinders Lane all along - not too bad.  
Loved the David Hockney exhibition - he is a great artist 
Then a lovely meal at Chin Chin - i have the cookbook but never been before so it was wonderful. We sat up at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed watching the food staff cooking, preparing and all of that. So glad we went. The next night we went to Movida where we have been before and it was a great meal too.  
 
And we checked out the Victor and Rolf exhibition. Lots of very interesting and whacky stuff but I especially loved all the weaving - something I am pretty keen on myself except that I don't make art to wear these days but I do weave up lot of little bits and pieces in my work.  
We caught the tram to St Kilda one day - Ian is checking the area out.  
On our last night we ate at Mamak - another great meal. Always a great thing a visit to Melbourne. No shopping - no shoes - all okay.

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