10D9N Melbourne Day 3 : Melbourne By Foot, Federation Square, Yarra River, Federation Bells, Birrarung Marr, Batman Avenue, ACDC Lane, 24 Moons, Banksy, Hosier Lane, Until Never, Brunetti, Centre Place, The Block Arcade, Mitre Tavern, Hook Turn, Sandridge Bridge, Cavallino, Circus OZ, Max Brenner, Suckao


03.16 pm – Continued our journey through the busy laneway of Centre Place.

The laneway is home to several vibrant bars, cafes, restaurants, boutiques and sushi bars.

When I come back to Melbourne in the far, far future, I will definitely want to hang out and shake my legs around here. It’s so cool!!

Walked through to Collins St and saw this.

Proceeded to enter The Block Arcade,

a heritage shopping arcade built in 1891.

It was built to produce something similar to the Galleria Vittoria in Milan.

It is one of Melbourne’s most richly decorated interior spaces, replete with mosaic tiled flooring, glass canopy, wrought iron and carved stone finishings.

The lamp.

The ceiling.

Another laneway called The Block Place.

I can imagine myself sitting here sipping on coffee while on my laptop, stopping every now and then to watch life go by.

03.35 pm – Continued walking until we reached the Mitre Tavern Steakhouse, a hidden restaurant in Bank Place. It’s supposed to be one of the oldest bistros in Melbourne.

The outdoor heater.

End of sharing the road between pedestrians and cars.

Took a picture while walking.

A jeep stopping in the middle of the road, about to do the hook turn.

A demonstration of how the hook turn works. Only in Melbourne can you see this.

The house of one of the founders of Melbourne.

Shot a random picture.

Went on to Queensbridge to see

the Sandridge Bridge, a historic former railway bridge over the Yarra River.

The Melbourne Aquarium in the distance.

The sculpture representing the aborigines.

Melbourne Exhibition Centre in the distance.

A road for trams and buses only.

Sculptures on the Sandridge Bridge.

Posed for a pic at the bridge entrance.

The city buildings in the distance while on the Sandridge Bridge.

Protruding round, metal studs.

There were actually glass panels containing information about each country from which immigrants came to Melbourne.

It took us some time before we reached M of Malaysia.

Door art.

Eureka Tower, the place to go to get a nice view of the city.

Discovered a possum under a tree while walking along the Yarra River.

Possums are nocturnal, which means this fella should actually be sleeping but isn’t.

04.18 pm – Finally, our tour ended and we had such a good time learning about Melbourne’s culture from Dave. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dave’s AU$29 Melbourne By Foot Tour!!

Telling us about the pubs and how to get back to the interesting places we passed by during the tour.

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