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Wordless Wednesday: More of Melbourne

Melbourne is a curious mix of funky street colour, European alleyways and classy boutiques.  It’s happening. Melbourne’s streets hold a broad range of people: some in converse sneakers, others in heels; some walk fast, others simply stand.  There are paper shopping bags, cigarettes and mobile phones.  Sunglasses everywhere. Coffee, pizza, chocolate. The racket of busking lurks around the corner. Some alleyways are dim, even during the day, with bright paint lighting the way. The sound of feet. Chatter. Laughter. More coffee.  Things that may not be considered beautiful, can be. Are. Like a dusty wall, or peeling paint. Like clashes of colour and the blend of noise.

Hello Melbourne.

Armed with iPhones and a camera, my friend and I explored Melbourne city.

melbourne for digital parents conference

Using only spray paints, newspaper, cardboard and a pencil.

street painter -- using spray paint -- melbourne

Feet. Lot’s of feet in Melbourne.

spray painter -- melbourne

We saw a tram/car crash. Trams rule the road.

tram melbourne

Funky cafes and places to eat.

melbourne

A corner.

melbourne

Look up for no reason.

melbourne

Light and colour.

melbourne

Quirky shops.

melbourne shopping

Happiness from the roof at Victory Gallery of Art.

victoria gallery of art melbourne

Blue. White. Black. Beige.

horse drawn carriage melbourne

Coffee and tea.

coffee in melbourne

I wonder how many words I can see here.

book store in melbourne

I’m doing (almost) Wordless Wednesday with

wordless wednesday

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21 Comments

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    Squiggly Rainbow
    April 11, 2012 at 8:50 am

    We love Melbourne – before my kids were born… or at least the boys – we’d venture in at least once a month…. My big girl is so excited to start some more mummy time in the city! Glad you loved it! xx

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    Becky from BeckyandJames.com
    April 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Love seeing Melbourne through your eyes, Kel.

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    Aroha @ Colours of Sunset
    April 11, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Awesome pics. I have never been to Melbourne. Very excited to be taking my first trip in June! Even more so after these pics!

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    Jen Finch
    April 11, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I love that city! So much personality and an endless choice of adventures to be had. Great memories of catching trams into the city with the kids and playing in the many gardens scattered around the city.

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    Nicole
    April 11, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I love Melbourne! Love these photos.

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    Tracy
    April 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I love Melbourne so much! I can’t wait until the little man is a bit older and we can go back again. I loved exploring it again through your photos, thanks for sharing x

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    sannah
    April 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Love your shots! I still feel like I am in the process of getting to know melbourne, but it is definitely a special place.
    xx Sannah

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    Sonia @ Life Love and Hiccups
    April 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Awesome posts Kelly – you should totally be on a commission as you have just inspired me to want to go back. I love the gritty style of Melbourne. Uber cool. xxx

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      April 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      LOVE that you got my undertone message in the pictures of Melbourne having a gritty style!!!

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    Seana Smith
    April 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Oh I’m so envious, I just went straight between airport and conf and didn’t wander at all. Too quick! Good to see some of the real Melbourne through your eyes and lens.

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    bettyl
    April 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks for the tour! I hope to get there some day!

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    Jade
    April 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I lived in Melbourne for a year and I do miss it dreadfully although at least it is comparable to some of my favorite cities in Europe!

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    Lisa Wood
    April 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I so love Melbourne – there is so much to see and do!
    Love your photos – love the one with the bookstore!

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    Ash
    April 11, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I’ll say it again Kell, I love the way you look at the world! We went into Brisbane last weekend, and I had such fun capturing all the different things there were to see. Love the shoe photo! x

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    Twitchy
    April 11, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Good job of capturing the essence! Glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚ I’m a bit spoilt- lived here all my life…so I do wonder *where* else would I go live for a while if I had the choice? Hmm- toughie πŸ™‚

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    xoCATox
    April 12, 2012 at 8:59 am

    YAY! Melbourne, my wonderful home town.

    Love your photos. They capture so much of the city’s beautiful charm! πŸ™‚

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    Ames
    April 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Lovely photos! So interesting, makes me feel like I’ve been to Melbourne!

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    Tamara
    April 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Oh I need to book a holiday in Melbourne. I haven’t been there for years.

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