On Saturday we ventured down to Port Melbourne for a few hours to walk around Port Phillip Bay. There is a nice walking path that connects the towns along the bay.
|View of the CBD from the pier at Port Melbourne|
Then we wandered our way to the Treasury Gardens, where there is actually a memorial to JFK.
Pretty flowers over there too, and one of my favorites, bird of paradise:
We then continued our stroll through the city, past the Archdiocese of Melbourne (significant since I was just recently employed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore) and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
We walked past the Parliment building and down to Federation Square, crossing this interestingly named road along the way:
Fed Square and Flinders Station are right in the middle of the city and there were many people gathered there, reminding me a bit of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, as it's just a block or two from the Yarra River.
That's our basic introduction to Melbourne! Erik "officially" started work last Wednesday, but he can't actually do anything until he has an ID number and keys, so we should have some more free time to explore this week.