The Old Pics
FLASHBACK - A trip to Europe before going down under
Revisited Melbourne and Geelong in Australia again for the 2nd time with my family in 1987
The Current Pics
Revisited Melbourne Australia again for the 3rd time in Nov 2014 this trip!
Meeting the family of my buddy with lots of food!
Meeting members of my extended family
Visiting Old Friends in Geelong
At Torquay beach
I did play rugby for the school inter-class tournament and remember a funny incident. I remember I was having the ball sandwiched in between my right arm and armpit. I was running fast with it but the ground was very wet and slippery due to wet rainy weather. I thought I was doing well until someone tackled dived me from behind by catching or pulling both my legs which caused me to fall flat forward to land on my chest and face! I tasted blood in my mouth immediately after the fall, came right up quickly again to exclaim 'blood blood' pointing to my mouth! What's so funny about that? Someone came running to me and responded that it was not blood but just mud in my mouth! I guess I had just learnt that blood tasted like watery mud! hahaha
When I saw that he had a basketball at home, I told him 'Let's go play ball' and we did.
Adult Auto Sports
The source of live Calamari and Abalone would not be inland but by the seaside where Melbourne is obviously close to the sea as per the map below :
Life in Melbourne City
Melbourne, Australia was ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit as the World's most liveable city since 2011.
The latest ranking chart of August 2014 is seen below.
Meanwhile, take a look of the photos below taken in my trip to see what you think :
Let's look closer at the infrastructure of the city. From the view above of the city skyline from St.Kilda beach in the south of Melbourne, let's zoom in closer toward the tallest building in Melbourne known as the Eureka Tower.
Let's go inside to the Sanctuary : (Captions below are extracted from the official Shrine of Remembrance webpage. The photo and video are from my camera)
Ray of Light ceremony - The Ray of Light ceremony is central to the experience of the Shrine of Remembrance. A ray of natural sunlight passes through an aperture in the ceiling of the Sanctuary and falls onto the Stone of Remembrance over the word “love” at precisely 11.00 am on 11 November each year. This is the moment when the armistice was signed in 1918 marking the end of hostilities in the First World War.
In as much as the Shrine of Remembrance was built for the memory of those who died in the 1st World War, Malaysians like me would also appreciate the sacrifice of Aussie soldiers who died in the 2nd World War fighting in East Malaysia as shared in the video below :
From the Shrine of Remembrance War Memorial, a walk to the heart of the city is a pleasant walk away. See if you can feel the pulse of the city in this walking tour :
Try a virtual 'Walk-About' tour
Here is something interesting that happened that I only realized after leaving Melbourne. My interest of the old homes made me take the following pics along Nicholson St.
After sharing the story of my interest in nature and old buildings, including the coincidence or luck of taking the right photos of houses of historical significance on Nicholson Street (which can be shared in the Story of 7), the tram is now in the city centre area along Bourke St. where I get off before the intersection with Swanston Street.
Here is an excerpt from its prologue, " This new Square promises to be a space for activity as well as architectural significance. It is sited in the logical place, at Melbourne's southern gateway, an area alive with history. Ever since it was set aside for public purposes by Melbourne's early surveyors, this stretch of land bounded by Swanston Street and Princes Bridge to the west, Flinders Street to the north, and the river to the south, has been an intersection of the city's comings and goings. This confluence of road, rail and river, rubbing shoulders with market, morgue, church and hotel, has borne constant witness to the life and death of the city and the daily affairs of its visitors and inhabitants
Meanwhile, enjoy watching a live game played by the Melburnians in the video below with photos :