Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Queen Victoria Market / GPO / Docklands

Queen Victoria Market
Weather's not been very friendly

The handsome GPO building
Thanks for brightening up our chilly afternoon :-)
After lunch at Docklands

So blessed – soft persimmon

Lovely dinner near hotel

Monday, May 11, 2015

South Wharf / Emporium

Wholesome breakfast followed by DFO browsing 
Tea break @ Emporium
Thank you Aesop for the exclusive delivery to our hotel room ^_^

Dinner @ BangPop

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Arts Market / NGV / Shrine of Rememberance

Under the Melbourne Arts Centre Spire is the State Theatre
NGV International
The Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736–1795 tells the story of China’s foremost art collector Qianlong emperor, one of China’s most successful rulers and fourth emperor of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911).
Nicolas De Staël (Nature Morte, 1953)
The painting room

Henry Moore (Half Figure 1933)
Edgar William Brant (Temptation Lamp, 1925)
Andre Kertesz (Distortion, 1974)

Jasper (Unglazed porcelain jar)
John William Waterhouse (Siren (Ulysses & the Sirens), 1891)
"Do not disturb me. I'm very busy."
Nice view from the Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance: The inspiration for the external outline came from one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - the mausoleum at Harlicarnassus to Mausolus, King of Caria in South West Asia Minor.
Dinner at The Central Melbourne Mall

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Melbourne Arrival / Bourke Street / Chinatown / State Library Victoria

Emirates Breakfast... In my economy flights experience throughout the years, I don't remember having cold, plastic wrapped buns in my meal. I know I didn't pay for premium class or own some elite frequent flyer membership, but don't you think we deserve at least some warm buns throughout the 8hrs journey~? How do you get the refrigerated butter applied on them anyway?
Highlighting pretty nature to mum
Nice garden outside the library
Free tram zone
Celebrating 150 years of collecting by the National Art Library. Over 100 treasures including original hand-drawn illustrations from Beatrix Potter, a Pablo Picasso artist book, fashion sketches from Dior and Comme des Garçons, rare medieval manuscripts, etc. Free entrance but no photography allowed. 20Mar–14Jun 2015 at the State Library Victoria.