Yesterday was a little about what I wore and that we were meeting a friend at Parliament House for lunch. Today is more from Melbourne but just a few of my favourite quick pics while wandering around…and before shopping or real drinking began!
Luncheon at Parliament House: Our friend booked us in to the dinning room at Parliament House for lunch. Apparently you can do this when Parliament are not in session. For those of you from the US, it would be like going to your state congress and having lunch. Surprisingly the food was REALLY nice and very reasonably priced. I also liked that they only had Victorian (state) wines on the wine list. It shouldn’t have surprised me to think the politicians from Victoria are only drinking wines from our state, but it did. We met our friend on the steps of Parliament before heading into the old Victorian (era) building. The dining room was VERY old school and a little bit fancy. The food was actually quite good. I could have been very happy to skip a meal and just have the fantastic desserts! This beautiful strawberry and chocolate concoction was the Fashion Mister’s. I had a sumptuous pannacotta with a lime sorbet.
Wandering Around the Block: It was probably a wander around a couple of blocks but all of it was easy walking distance from Parliament House. St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne is where the Fashion Mister’s parents were married and as I took a picture of so many cathedrals in Spain I thought I should take at least one of St. Pat’s. I had to have a picture of the sculpture birds that were carved for each point around the water fountain in the park by Parliament Station. When walking from Parliament Station to St. Pat’s you pass this very large “ribbon” sculpture. I was totally fascinated by its curves and the lovely rippled effect.
Lunch was lovely and our wander around the few blocks was nice…tomorrow, there will be even MORE from Melbourne!
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