As I said before I am loving my time in Melbourne. Keeping in with the theme I am keeping my visit casual and at times lazy. I need the downtime during travel but it always comes with guilt that I didn’t see and do all the things I could have during my stay.
I spend some time wandering around the neighborhood I am staying in.
I once again walk by the large church of St Patrick’s Cathedral.
I walk by the building below and admire the metal terraces. I would have loved to see the inside.
The Old Treasury Building
I also visit the museum in The Old Treasury Building.
I view an informative exhibit of aborigines during the gold rush.
I enjoyed the exbibit of Wayward women of Victoria. The exhibit features some women from the turn of the century 1900 who didn’t fit in the moral standards of the time: some are criminals, some are just trying to survive.
Koorie Heritage Trust
Later I walk over to the aboriginal museum Koorie Heritage Trust. It is a small museum but highlights some of the aboriginal history in Victoria.
Melbourne has a replica of the fearless girl statue!
The new Star Wars movie has just be released at the theaters. I decide to head to the nearby theater for a viewing. They sell craft cocktails at the theatre concession.
After the movie I wander around some more local neighborhoods. This time I wander through Fitzroy which is nearby my apartment. It has the same feel as my Collingwood but doesn’t contain as much new construction.
I see housing created out of what seems like shipping crates.
More fun row homes.
And more street art.
I stop at a couple more breweries as time allows.
The first brewery is Fixation Brewing Co. I sip my beer and watch the large dog at the table next to me continually tangle himself with the leash around the chairs.
Molly Rose Brewing is a small brewery where I sneak in one glass before closing.
At some point I end up in a grocery store where I educate myself about the difference between pasta sauce (tomato sauce) and tomato sauce (ketup).
I head back and pack up. The next day I am heading to Sydney. I am taking the skybus to the airport once more but I arrive early for my ride so I wander around the train station for a bit before I catch my flight.
Soon I am on my plane with a nice bottle of wine. See you in Sydney!