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Arriving in Melbourne

overcast 22 °C

Our first day in Melbourne was a long one! The first view of Melbourne appeared as the sun came up
The overnight ferry arrived at 6am,
and we set off to see what we could see. Finding the backpackers, we left our stuff and went for a walk down Chapel Road. This oversized artwork is on the wall of the hostel
The first sight that struck us, was this interesting house, with a deep balcony and intricate ironwork...

After a rest back and the backpackers, we were chatting to a fellow 'guest' who was off for a run around Albert Park, so we thought we'd wander down and have a look.
Only 3km from the heart of the city, Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing.
Apart from the lake itself, other attractions include sporting facilities, ovals, playgrounds, restaurants and a 5km walking and running track.
Having seen plenty of black swans in Tasmania, it was great to get this close to one
There's plenty of birds on the lake
They were setting up for the Australian Grand Prix, the first race of the F1 season. So the normal road was gradually becoming a racetrack.
You can see from this aerial shot, how the track runs
Do you recognise this corner?
or maybe this bridge?

Posted by charlystyles 23:16 Archived in Australia Tagged melbourne albert_park

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