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Arriving in Melbourne

overcast 22 °C

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Our first day in Melbourne was a long one! The first view of Melbourne appeared as the sun came up
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The overnight ferry arrived at 6am,
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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
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The first sight that struck us, was this interesting house, with a deep balcony and intricate ironwork...
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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.
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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.
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Apart from the lake itself, other attractions include sporting facilities, ovals, playgrounds, restaurants and a 5km walking and running track.
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Having seen plenty of black swans in Tasmania, it was great to get this close to one
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There's plenty of birds on the lake
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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
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Do you recognise this corner?
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or maybe this bridge?
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Posted by charlystyles 23:16 Archived in Australia Tagged melbourne albert_park

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