Photo taken from the Bourke Street Mall looking over to the cnr of Bourke and Swanston Street
Looking down Bourke Street towards Elizabeth Street and in the distance you can see something that Melbourne are well known for ........ TRAMS.
Trams are a very popular mode of transport in Melbourne, they run all around the city and in all the main streets and out into the suburbs.
St. Paul's Cathederal ..... this photo was taken the day before they held the state funeral here for the late Jimmy Stynes of the Melbourne Football Club.
It would have been hectic to be there on the day of the funeral and in fact the streets were closed off and trams stopped while they held the funeral.
My sister and I went and ate at Nando's ...... the food was sooooo nice. We shared a large chicken paella and it was delicious.
I've heard a lot about Nando's, all good, but I've never actually been there to eat. I can see why people like eating there so much.
Not only was the food yummy, I loved the decor and atmosphere of the whole place.
Thanks to my sister for suggesting eating here .... I loved it.
Before we went home we went and had a look in the Royal arcade.
The clock with Gog and Magog
Read below and it tells you what it says on each side of the sign underneath the clock.
- (Left side) These two 7-feet giants have been striking the time on Gaunt's clock since 1842. They were carved from clear pine and modelled on the figures erected in Guildhall, London, in 1708 to symbolise the conflict between the ancient Britons and the Trojan invaders."(Right side) Mythology tells of the giants Gog and Magog (also known as Corineus and Gogmagog) having been captured in battle by the Trojans and made to serve as porters at the gateway of an ancient palace on a site later occupied by the Guildhall. It is traditional for Gog to stand to the north and Magog to the south.
I saw these in a shop window in the Royal Arcade.
I love Babushka dolls .... there is just something nice about them and I just love the colours.
This shop was full of them.
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Finally we went back to Tullamarine airport and headed off home, my sister to Tasmania and I came back home to Adelaide .... here's the back of the plane that my sister caught home.
I don't do goodbye's at the airport very well .... especially not where my twin sister is concerned.