Melbourne in transit

Down below is a selection of photographs of Melbourne, which I visited recently, by transit from Canberra to Cairns. I know this city quite well, because I had been there many times before. However, every time it opens up to me in a new way.

I spent an evening there on August 27 and half-day on the 28th. Had an evening walk not far from the hotel, and the next day took a walk through the city center, along the Yarra River, in the territory of the War Memorial, and in the Botanical Gardens.

On the plane back home, I was surprised to see a good friend of mine who lives in my neighbourhood. She was also in high spirits, after a wonderful (and eventful) week in Melbourne which she spent with her daughter and grandchildren who came to Australia (this time only to Brisbane and Melbourne) from England.

By the way, England won’t not leave my “agenda”. The other day, after a three-week trip, the leaders of our new LGBT group, Dan and Mark, returned from England. They attended the wedding of Dan’s sister, and also visited a number of interesting places: architecture, beaches, rocks and even … a prison-museum. For this weekend, they are organising a trip to Chillagoe, a town 200 km west of Cairns, with impressive limestone caves. I’ve been there many times, but why not go there again, in a nice gay company.

And the leaders of our “old” gay social group Graham and David are now visiting their relatives in England. They will be back soon after a two-week trip.

And now you can have a look at my photos of Melbourne. I hope they reflect the good time I had there.













































Canberra: a short visit

As promised, here are some pictures of Canberra. Only three, and two of them were taken from a window of the airplane. As I said, it was a working visit: for me the main places this time were the hotel and the translation office. I did not have enough time and energy for the rest. However, I admired the sunset from the plane. The sun over the clouds is impressive!