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Foto Friday – June 19

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Aussie Rules game in Melbourne

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I stayed in Melbourne a few days longer than I had planned to catch one of the Aussie Rules games on at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds(the MCG). Having been a rugby fan for quite some time but never delving into the details of the Aussie Rules version of the game I was excited to see what it was all about. Apparently in Melbourne there is Aussie Rules (AFL) and cricket. Nothing else matters. We knew we had to be at the MCG at 2pm for the game so we headed…read more

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The Pyrophone Juggernaut

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We were sitting in the hostel thinking of things to do and happened upon something listed on the boards there. Ignite at the Docklands. It sounded interesting. I wasn’t sure if it was just a bit of fire and light and then it would be over but I had nothing else to do so I wandered down to check it out. The Docklands are in an area called Waterfront City. I think Melbourne is trying to sell the place as being outside of Melbourne and you’d live there and “commute”…read more

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Around the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne

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After doing some reading and talking to people here, one of the last things I really wanted to do here was run “the Tan”. It’s a 3.8 kilometer track around the Royal Botanic Gardens across the river from the MCG towards St. Kilda. I had ran from the hostel one of the first days I was here down to Federation Square and back so I knew the way and it wasn’t that far but I wasn’t sure how I would feel after going around the Tan track and then heading…read more

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A free bus ride in Melbourne

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After taking a ride around on the City Circle tram to see a bit of the sights in Melbourne, I found out about the free bus that goes around the city as well. This would be a little bit more comfortable and would go further than the tram. Trams are a decent way to get around but are not my favorite method of travel. They lurch and screech along the track and throw sparks any time there is a junction between the cables above the cars. Also, someone had the…read more

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Melbourne

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I definitely feel like I’ve grown up in a pretty small town when I come to Melbourne and the tall buildings impress me. It feels like Vancouver but bigger. There’s an older feel to it though. There are some older churches and other buildings scattered throughout the new high rises. From the Federation Square I could see a couple of churches that I have no idea of their age. They seem to be quite old because of the architecture and they look even older because of the brand new glass…read more

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