Friday, October 7, 2011

Melbourne Weekend

We have just returned from a wonderful five days in Melbourne - yes - it was Grand Final weekend, and no - we didn't go, although we got caught up in the parade on Friday after visiting the National Gallery of Victoria  (wonderful exhibition - the Viennese Secession  - Klimt, Schiele etc).
The reason for the trip was that Bob was invited to speak at an International Forum - "Climate Change: Social Change" which had attracted the likes of John Bellamy-Foster from the US and Ian Angus from Canada, along with numerous speakers from movements such as the Arab Spring and so forth. We learned a lot, but we also had a bit of playtime.
This is what I saw when I looked out of the hotel window on Sunday morning:


We took a tram down to St Kilda on Monday before we flew home - just to walk on the beach and also check out the cake-lovers pornography shops in Acland Street - we were only window shopping!






4 comments:

Stitch1Peta said...

You are a stronger woman than me if you resisted those cake shops

Susie McMahon said...

Well............we did have sinful iced chocolates and chocolate sundaes! After that, we were too full to contemplate cakes.

Apple Island Wife said...

Will look forward to hearing more about that conference and the Klimt expo at the next Tanya class...

Hoopie said...

I would have done much more than look.

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