Thursday, September 1, 2011

mini break....



I had a great little mini break in Melbourne last weekend with Jenny and two friends, Jennifer and Lynne who flew down from Queensland.
I love coming into Southern Cross Station with its big wave roof.....
We went to Paperific which was great, spent lots on nothing [oh we did stock up on some Tim Holtz inks and paint daubers [there were some good deals to be had...] but what was fun was seeing all these kids dressed up as their favorite Japanese anime characters...it was a big convention and they really went all out....

We tripped all over Melbourne taking pics of lots of graffiti, street art and the beautiful architecture of the buildings. This cake shop out was doing a roaring trade, you shoudlve seen the queues...i loved the inside with its loopy ceiling and huge stenciled mirror...

We also went to the Rose street artist market which had some beautiful handmade everything :) and great atmosphere.

loved this colorful character heralding the people into the market....




On our walk back to the tram we came across these lovely mosaic seats and these 3 random people just plonked them selves down and wanted pics taken, cute potato got in the act too...

We left Melbourne at 5ish , unfortunately we left poor Lynne behind minus her bag, money, mobile, her coat and her ticket !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fortunately, she had expensive jewelery she could hock [just kidding]

The V line staff were marvelous, really looked after her and put her on a train to Bendigo. She got back way before us as we got half way home and then went back to Melbourne to look for her ....visions of Jenny and me jumping off the train with a million bags and hiking it across the tracks to the other platform in the dark with just seconds to spare to catch the train back , it was a like something out of the keystone cops i tell you but all that ended well...




12 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

what a fantastic adventure you've shared dear Jen in those super mosaics and your words!

Love getting to see a place I've always dreamed of visiting

very sorry about your friend losing her bag...a worst nightmare for any of us...I thought you were going to give us the happy ending that someone contacted her and her bag with everything in it was returned

thanks for taking us along for a bit...just had a cup of tea and now I am hungry with those luscious pastry pics too!
oxo
Happy Spring to you dear one!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Lol, omg! It sounds like everyone had fun at least until the end! I am glad everyone made it home safe & sound. Amazing that Lynne was able to get home without a ticket or money, not likely to happen here in the States unfortunately unless some kind person just decided to help and pay her way. All's well that ends well!

Teresa Goller said...

Looks like you had a marvelous time!! Lots of great art and good eats! Glad it all worked out okay for your friend!

Hugs,
Teresa

Margaret said...

what a great trip you had Jen, never a dull moment I'd say. Love the benches in the last mosaic, I could imagine one of those under the trees in my garden! Mx

Jenny said...

Lovely post Jen... how sweet is the cute potato pic... loved every minute (except the part about losing Lynne :(( but luckily we can laugh about it now...

Can't wait for our next catch up...

Jenny x

Lesley said...

sounds like you had a rip roaring time. What a lot of wonderful photos you shared with us. Love that potato in the pic. LOL
Take care and enjoy all your new goods you bought.
Les xo

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow!
Fab pics Jen!
You girlies sound like you had a fantastic time :) -apart from losing poor Lynne !! :O
Lol at Potato getting in on a photo oppertunity :)
Fab post!
Jan x

Emma said...

What a great trip, love the artist market & the grafitti ;)

Thanks for your encouraging words!

Sunshineshelle said...

Love your post I found you via Jenny, whoops just realised I better go back sometimes I get distracted & just click on links LOL, anyway I bet that was the SupaNova convention, my hubby & I took our girls to the Brisbane one & the outfits, anime & artists etc were amazing (not to mention photo opportunities)! Pleased I dropped by :)

artymess said...

I enjoyed the trip to Melbourne as much as you did .....x

Dot said...

Hi Jenn
What a fantastic post! I loved all the photo's you shared. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Sorry to hear about your friend's bag.
Dot xx

Melinda Cornish said...

oh, lucky you! I am jealous...I am such a fan of street art!