Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

For probably the 3rd (or maybe 4th) year in a row, I attended MIFGS and never tire of visiting this event. Such beautiful garden arrangements, flowers, bulbs, seeds and garden accessories galore, lots of dreaming and oohs and ahhhs. So beautiful. Sunday was the pick of the 5 days it was open in March 2015 and large crowds attended.

I went by train which is probably as well otherwise I most likely would have brought home a lot more than I did. I’m going to be busy gardening for the next few weekends!  Good thing Easter is coming up and I’ll have extra days.

Here’s a view of some of the things I saw and you can see more by clicking here to go to my Flickr album for this event.

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Melbourne Art Trams

Melbourne is currently having an Arts Festival in the city, and eight of our trams have been painted to celebrate the event.  Many of Melbourne’s trams are well decorated anyway, so I decided to spend a couple of hours and managed to see four of the eight but saw lots of others that were colourful too.  The top three are art trams, the others just brightly decorated.
Melbourne Trams

Melbourne Trams

Melbourne Trams

Melbourne Trams

Melbourne Trams

Melbourne Trams

Photowalk at Ricketts Point, Beaumaris

Have you heard of Meetup? A great site that is an avenue for organising tons of meetups between people with similar interests. I belong to four different photography meetup groups, two of which I am co-organiser for. On Saturday just gone the other co-organiser planned a photography meet up to take place at Ricketts Point, Beaumaris and a small number of us met just after 1pm outside the cafe there, to walk along the shore and photograph whatever took our fancy.  Although the afternoon wasn’t as sunny as the morning, the cloud activity did provide for some interesting shots. And it was great to visit a place that I used to live near 20 years ago.

The particular meetup group I was with is the Melbourne Nikon Lovers group.  However, there are tons of other photography groups at Meetup, if this one doesn’t suit. Why not go have a look for yourself?

Ricketts Point, Beaumaris

Ricketts Point, Beaumaris

While in the city…

we ventured upon a fashion parade in the city square. It was for the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome. Naturally we all stopped to try our hands at model photography.

Lord Mayor's Student Welcome

Lord Mayor's Student Welcome

Lord Mayor's Student Welcome

Lord Mayor's Student Welcome

Lord Mayor's Student Welcome

A walk through Melbourne

While on the photowalk a few weeks ago we wandered along lanes, inside malls and explored the architecture, the people, the atmosphere. Here are some of the architectural views I took.

Brick facade

Roofline in arcade

GPO Clock tower