Fitzroy, Melbourne

Fitzroy is an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District (CBD) in the local government area of the City of Yarra. Planned as Melbourne's first suburb, it was later also one of the city's first areas to gain municipal status. It occupies Melbourne's smallest and most densely populated suburban area, just 100 ha.

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Immigration Museum, Melbourne

People have migrated to Australia for many reasons. Some flee from the ravages of war, hunger, religious persecution or political repressions. Others have been lured by a sense of adventure, by the prospect of a new beginning, of owning land, of making a fortune, or to be reunited with love ones.

Many arrive with keepsakes, precious reminders of loved ones or special places. The experiences of arriving in a new country vary from person to person.

Using sound, objects, still and moving images we explore the reasons why people left their countries to come to Australia and what they brought with them.

The Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne

The Shrine of Remembrance (commonly known among locals as The Shrine) is a war memorial in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road. It was built to honor the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, but is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war. It is a site of annual observances of ANZAC Day (25 April) and Remembrance Day (11 November) and is one of the largest war memorials in Australia.

Designed by architects Phillip Hudson and James Wardrop who were both World War I veterans, ...

Toorak & Como House

We are visiting Toorak for the leather shop of Siricco that has the size of leather jacket that we wanted and basically spent the rest of the day wandering around...

As we've finished with our "shopping"; we google nearby place; and we got Como House... in the list...

St Kilda beach

St Kilda Beach is located in St Kilda, Port Phillip, 6 km south from the Melbourne city center. You can take tram #96 and it will end right in St. Kilda. It is Melbourne's most famous beach. The beach is a sandy beach about 700 mtr long between St Kilda Marina and St Kilda Harbour along Jacka Boulevard and St Kilda Esplanade. 

Carlton Gardens Melbourne

The Exhibition Fountain, designed for the 1880 Exhibition by sculptor Joseph Hochgurtel

The Carlton Gardens is a World Heritage Site of 26-hectare site with Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Museum and Imax Cinema, tennis courts and an award-winning children's playground. It is situated on the northeastern edge of the Central Business District in the suburb of Carlton, Melbourne

The rectangular site is bound by Victoria Street, Rathdowne Street, Carlton Street, and Nicholson Street. From the Exhibition building the gardens gently slope down to the southwest and northeast.

The gardens are an example of Victorian landscape design with sweeping lawns and varied European and Australian tree plantings consisting of deciduous English oaks, White Poplar, plane trees, elms, conifers, cedars, turkey oaks, Araucarias and evergreens such as Moreton Bay figs, combined with flower beds of annuals and shrubs.

A network of tree-lined paths provides formal avenues for highlighting the fountains and architecture of the Exhibition building.