Two years ago, when I was new to the blogging world, I published this post about going to the Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition. I am going to republish it, because I like it! Also, I have just been along much the same trail today, as I visited the 2014 Exhibition. I am going to tell you about the exhibition in my next post. However, for now, have wander through Melbourne.
Yesterday I did my volunteer stint at the Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition. It is a fabulous exhibition, with many beautiful paintings. If you are in Melbourne, follow my trail to Domain House to see these stunning works. If you can’t make it, enjoy the walk through Melbourne.
I got off the 57 tram and had coffee in Block Place, walked through the beautiful Block Arcade, over the mosaic floors,
and down Melbourne’s lanes that are thronging with people drinking their lattes and eating lunch.
The walk takes us past Flinders Street Station and Federation Square, to cross the Yarra
go past the National Gallery of Victoria and further up, ‘Weary’ Dunlop’s lovely statue.
We keep walking up St Kilda Road, under the trees with their spring growth to reach the outside of the Botanical Gardens. The Tan track circuits the Gardens and we have to dodge the runners and walkers, their dogs and pushers to reach the Shrine.
Only a little further now. Past the Observatory,
turn right at the Herbarium,
past Latrobe’s Cottage, with its spring flowers
to Domain House. And we are here. Enjoy the exhibition!
(I will return to Beckler, Burke and Wills next time.)
9 replies on “Off to the Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition — a walk through Melbourne”
Love your photo of the cottage! 🙂
Love the mosaic too…
These mosaics are rather lovely. I hope to post more photos of Block Arcade sometime soonish.
Melbourne at it’s best, well done Anne, a great trail to follow and the Exhibition is just beautiful.
Thanks Denise. You are right — the Exhibition is lovely.
I love the super hi-res photos. You zoom in and get the whole shebang. For example, if you open up “The beautiful Block Arcade,” you get to see how the interesting expressions on people’s faces! That one older gentleman wearing the baby blue sweater looks a wee bit cranky. 😉
Perhaps he was cranky because I taking the photo! My camera is great but just an ordinary little Cannon.
Great photos of Melbourne’s laneways. The best parts of Melbourne’s CBD!
I have always loved the laneways, and use them in preference to the main streets where I can. Thanks for the comment on the photos — they are great to photograph because there is so much crammed into a small space!