I said good bye to the rest of the gang as they were heading off to Phillips Island to see the fairy penguins. Then I headed to Queen Victoria Market to explore the shops. They had a variety of foods from deli meats, cheese, veggie stalls, & bakery, then a whole section with clothes, souvenirs, luggage, purses and jewelery.
Made my way over to the City Circle Tram a few blocks away. I did the full loop around Melbourne listening to the history of the city. Lots of new buildings mixed in with the old, similar to Sydney. I got off the tram a few times to look around, first at Flagstaff Gardens and then I walked to St. James Church. Eventually I made it to the Harbour Esplanade. Saw Etihad Stadium again, as we went there for a footy game on Saturday night. We watched St. Kilda Saints against West Coast Eagles.
I passed the Victoria Police Museum, Immigration Museum, the aquarium and eventually off at Flinders Street. I went into St. Paul's Cathedral and said a prayer of thanks for all I have in my life and a blessing for those traveling.
Back on past Federation Square, Treasury Gardens, Parliament House, Melbourne Museum, Royal Exhibition and State Library. Wish I had time to go to Old Melbourne Gool which is where Ned Kelly was hung and other criminals were kept.
Stopped back at 'La Trobe St', where I started. Picked up the Christmas ornament I selected earlier and then back to my hotel to get my bag from the locker.
Grabbed the Sky bus, then to Southern Cross to transfer to a bigger bus to the Tullamarine airport.
|My sisters & I in Melbourne|
|Riding the tram|
|St. James church|
|St. Paul's Cathedral|
|Flinder's Street Train Station|