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Elegant Englaves - Melbourne

A stroll East form the city to discover elaborate ironwork, classic columns and lofty verandas from the Victorian era.

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Fitzroy Gardens is a haven on the edge of the city, with many points of interest.
Set aside as a public reserve in 1848, the 26 hectare site officially became Fitzroy Gardens in 1862. IT is the City of Melbourne's premier garden, where different eras of Melbourne's history are represented, both in the landscape and the built features.
On the way to the gardens, as part of the Moomba Festival we past Melbourne Slide - a temporary 400m water slide set up down Lansdowne Street.img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/721016/Slide_Melbourne.jpg]

1930 Conservatory
The Fairies Tree - Carved by Ola Cohn as a gift to the children of Melbourne "I have carved a tree in the Fitzroy gardens for you and the fairies, but mostly for the fairies and those who believe in them..."

Captain Cooks' Pine - one of the many thousands of plants that became known to the people of England following James Cook's major voyages of exploration.

Captain Cooks' Cottage - the home of explorer James Cooks parents was shipped from England and rebuilt here.

Hepburn Terrace, built in 1874, is a fine example of that Victorian homes that define inner Melbourne.

No. 182 George St is one of Melbourne's oldest homes, built in 1856.
Two neighbouring homes form the 1880's Foynes and Eastcourt have masses of ironwork.

The 1865 home of Melbourne's first surveyor, Robert Russell

The magnificent Queen Bess Row, built in 1886 is three private homes.

No. 179 Gipps St was the townhouse of Constance Stone, who became Australia's first woman doctor in 1890.

Former 1880's Cairns Presbyterian Church, converted into apartments after a fire in the 1980's.

Posted by charlystyles 13:00 Archived in Australia Tagged fitzroy_garden

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