Thursday, April 19, 2012

Taking a visitor around Melbourne

My friend had a visitor from Chicago staying for a few days and I went along on some of the excursions.  One day we went for a walk along Gertude St, Brunswick St and Smith St in Fitzroy.  Our visitor had dome some homework and we limited some of the places she had on her list to one area.
I did a little bit of research and came up with an interesting blog to visit.
Then we moved on to the State Library and saw the Love and Devotion exhibition.  There was some seriously fine work there - they must have painted with a single hair!  It was an exhibition of Persian works from the 11th century on.  There were some European books that were based on the Persian stories too.
Then, on another day, we visited the Royal Botanic Gardens.  What a lovely place.  It was a beautiful autumn day and we just wandered.  Some of the trees are enormous!!

This one looks a lot like the trees that were planted in our street about 10 years ago.  I hope they don't get this big!

There was some amazing texture to see on tree trunks too.

All in all, it is a good thing to have visitors, it makes you think about what is around the city that they might enjoy (and that you will also enjoy).  I am feeling inspired to go out a bit more, see more of my own city.  There is plenty to see and do.


Glennis said...

Hi Mary
I hope that you took your visitor to see the tapestry while you were at the Library. It hangs from the 3rd floor in a stairwell which is a shame as most people miss it.

Mary said...

Hi Glennis, NO I DIDN'T. I totally forgot it was there!! And this is after going to the talk a week or so ago about the tapestry workshop and the tapestries that are around town. I'll have to go back my self and have a look.