Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Out walking...

My foot is slowly but surely on the mend and I've been trying to get out and about to exercise it a bit and get it back to normal. These are just a few random things I've seen on my walks lately...

In the city the last week for a meeting I purposely took the long route to the client's building just so I could stroll through Degraves Lane. It has a lovely, slightly European feel to it, and it has some great cafes too (not that I had time to stop for a latte). This picture makes me think that Melbourne can be quite lovely in Winter (when it's not raining cats and dogs!!!).
Walking from my car to a cafe the other day I passed this very large, beautiful home and noticed that the gates were open, giving me a sneak peek inside this gorgeous traditional garden. Of course I just had to whip out my camera and take a snap - lots of lush plants, terracotta and stone pots, chequered tiles. What a lovely combination...
On yet another walk I spied this very old stone sign on a brick wall - it was actually pointing to nothing in particular! It made me stop and think about what originally was situated nearby that had made someone or rather erect this quaint little signpost. The building may not remain, but the little signpost has survived as a lovely historical marker...

6 comments:

A-M said...

Oh Lee, you are so lucky. Melbourne is gorgeous. Love that little lane! A-M xx

Jane said...

Yes I love Degraves Lane. I have been inside that house!! It's amazing. Yay Melbourne long may these houses remain 'undemolished'.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Beautiful Lee. I love melbourne. Although I say that and have only been there twice, but both times memorable!

I like the little pointer also!
x Julie

Oliveaux said...

The homes are so stunning down there. Thanks for sharing them!! Ax

Kellie Collis said...

Glad your foot is getting better! Lovely pics you have taken too xx

tiel said...

had many a snack/meal in Degraves lane. OH how I miss Melbourne.

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