Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WE GO TO WORK SO YOU KNOW


Bold, bright and yellow.  I do wonder what the other half of the advertising slogan was though. Cheers J.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MELBOURNE - CAPITAL OF COOL!


It's been a big couple of days for Melbourne.  Yesterday the media fluttered with news that the readers of Conde Naste Traveler Magazine voted Melbourne equal first with Auckland as the friendliest city in the world. Just as Melbourne was basking in the glow of being called "the classiest", "a friendly bunch" and "the capital of cool" it blushed again today after being named "the most liveable city in the world" by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the fourth year in a row! Time for an extra Cappuccino!  Count the change though; all that "cool" costs. Last March Melbourne ranked as the sixth most expensive city in the world.  Bon Vivant J.
PS - Photo by Mrs J at Lygon Street Carlton.  
Shared with Our World Tuesday.



Monday, August 18, 2014

PARLIAMENT TO THE GRAND OLD LADY OF SPRING STREET


Spring is almost here so I thought another view of Spring Street was appropriate. This one is form the steps of Parliament House looking towards the "Grand Old Lady of Spring Street a.k.a. The Windsor Hotel. Cheers J.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

SPRING STREET, MELBOURNE


Spring Street Melbourne is the home of Parliament House, The Treasury and these very regal lamp posts.  Bon Vivant J.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BREAKFAST ON LYGON


A bit of sunshine and the side walk tables along Lygon Street come alive.  Bon Vivant from Mrs J.

Friday, August 15, 2014

LYGON STREET CARLTON WITH FOOD AT ITS HEART


We went to see "The Hundred-Foot Journey" tonight.   Best movie we have seen in a long time.  The plot was delightful, the acting convincing and the scenery in Southern France was breathtaking. The film's heart was food and it's ability to bring cultures together.  Highly recommended.  Tonight's photograph is not from France but from Lygon Street Carlton where Italian food is very much its heart.  Bon Vivant J.
Shared with Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

LES MISERABLES


"Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise"
Victor Hugo - Les Miserable

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN


"If you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - Carpe - hear it? - Carpe, Carpe Diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary." - N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

FLINDERS STREET STATION


Peak hour at Flinders Street Station. Cheers J.

Monday, August 11, 2014

DAME EDNA EVERAGE


Seen at Docklands - Dame Edna complete with her "wisteria hue" hair and cat eye glasses.  Cheers J. 
Shared with Mural Monday.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

BRUNETTI CARLTON


If you are after a truly authentic Roman Pasticceria, Brunetti in Lygon Street Carlton is a must.  Photographed by Mrs J. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

CONTEMPLATION AT DOCKLANDS


"Meeting 1" was created by leading Beijing artist Wang Shugang and consists of eight, life-size red men crouching in a circle.  Here are two of them.  Cheers J. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

ETIHAD STADIUM TO BOLTE BRIDGE


Today's view is from the top floor of the NAB building in Docklands.  On the right is the site of many thrills and spills, Etihad Stadium, straight ahead is the Bolte Bridge named after Victoria's 38th and longest serving Premier and in the distant right is the Melbourne Star making an appearance above the cityscape. Photographed by Mrs J.
Shared with Sky Swatch Friday

Thursday, August 7, 2014

MELBOURNE STAR


Billed as "the Southern Hemisphere's only giant observation wheel" the Melbourne Star provides a birds eye view over Docklands, the CBD and Port Phillip Bay.  We haven't been up there yet but when we do we'll have our cameras ready.  Cheers J & J.