Archive for July, 2010:
filed in CBD, Gardens, Melbourne, Melbourne Botanical Gardens, Parks, Tram Route 8 on Jul.29, 2010
The camellia collection at the Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne is planted in an imaginative way. The area is a sort of square with a twisting path that wanders between the plantings giving a touch of magic – almost as if you were in a private room of camellias.
Turn right after this beautiful tree and you [...]
filed in Asian, Chapel Street, Food, Hotels/pubs, Melbourne, South Yarra, Tram Route 78, Tram Route 8 on Jul.22, 2010
The Oriental Tea House is something different.
The Oriental Tea house in Chapel Street was once a pub
Yum Cha on Sunday is something I enjoy – watching the trolleys come past, studying the food and deciding ‘yes’ or ‘no’. The frustrating part is that when I have eaten enough I see something new appear from the [...]
filed in Gardens, Melbourne, Melbourne Botanical Gardens, Parks, St Kilda, Tram 16, Tram Route 67, Tram Route 96 on Jul.15, 2010
The St Kilda Botanical Gardens are in winter mode. It is a lovely time to visit and see the gardens preparing for spring and summer. Occasionally you see a sign of things to come with clumps of bulbs sending up their first spring shoots.
The ambiance in the Alistair Clarke Rose Garden is different at this [...]
filed in Markets, Melbourne, St Kilda, St Kilda East, Tram 16, Tram Route 67, Vintage on Jul.09, 2010
The say good things come in small packages and the St Kilda, Salvation Army Opportunity Shop is proof of this. They have downsized. In doing so they have created a much better outlet in Carlisle Street than the previous one on the corner of Inkerman Street and St Kilda Road.
That huge rambling and messy warehouse [...]
filed in Melbourne on Jul.03, 2010
The Albert Park Rotary has opened a community style second hand book shop.
The idea is to involve the community in collecting and buying books and giving them a chance to circulate in the Port Philip. And as always with Rotary the money goes back into the community.
All the books are donated some are collected in [...]