We left Knox City early on Friday morning and headed onto the Highway to visit the world 2nd most “Livable” city in the world.. i.e. Melbourne itself.
Our first view of the City was after we came out of a Long tunnel, and in front of us was the most amazing stadium with the weirdest architecture ever...
After carefully negotiating all the roads and once in the city, being very careful of all the trams, we finally made our way to the Crown Plaza which is nestled along the banks of the Yarra River.
Wow, what an amazing hotel. So nice to have your car valet take your vehicle away and park it, and the concierge every so worried about your every need. Our room overlooks the Yarra River banks and has a beautiful view of the outer side of Melbourne.
You can see ALL around Melbourne.. it is really the most amazing city.. mixing old with new so easily, you don’t even notice it. The old St Peters and Pauls Cathedrals are huge and dominate the skyline, but blend in so well with the Skyscrapers around them. The city has every kind of transportation you can think of, from Trams (old and new), to a super underground subsway train system, to helicopters, gondola’s on the river, boat cruises, helicopters in the City AND horse and carriage rides.. even saw a Steam Train !
On the way back from the Sky Deck we stopped at the old St. Peters Cathedral. This is open to the public and have services daily. The stained glass windows are too beautiful and the overall calmness that surrounds the Cathedral is beautiful. Directly opposite the Cathedral, you can see the diversity of the City in the architecture of Federation Square across it and the Flinders Street Station on the other corner. What a mix of old and new.. amazing
On the walk back, you cannot even begin to describe the “vibe” of the city.. it pumps all the time. It is clean, tidy, well kept and everyone is busy with their own thing. It is super efficient. People everywhere. Lots of Asians around. No Africans to speak of. People from all walks of life are here and it is amazing to see such diversity. The girls here are super sexy and all were skinny jeans and UTTS (sheep skin boots) during the day, and at night EVERY Girl under 40 wears black short short mini skirts with either high heel shoes or boots.. The dresses are all very tight and very skimpy. Neville is getting more eye candy than he can handle at the moment.