Last Sunday we took advantage of the sunny spring weather and strolled the colourful streets of Fitzroy. I love the incredible street art and huge murals. There always seems to be new art to discover every time we visit.
Over the weekend, Mark and I celebrated another year (and surviving another winter) living in Melbourne. Now, four years into our Melbourne adventure, I’ve been reflecting fondly over our first year here; remembering the excitement and fear the first time I caught a tram and hoping it was heading in the right direction; walking the city like a tourist taking photos of everything we could see and strolling the city laneways for hours in wonderment.
Winter is certainly here with chilly mornings making it hard to get out of bed. But yesterday we managed to brave the chill and take a short 45 minute drive from Melbourne to the pristine Sherbrooke Forrest. Situated within the Dandenong Ranges, the forrest was filled with crisp morning fog,
Intricate paper cut pieces by french artist Marine Coutroutsios. Now living in Sydney, Marine works as a full-time artist on commissions, paper installations and personal work. See more of Marine’s beautiful work here, here and here.
Last weekend we took a short break to the once famous gold rush town of Castlemaine, about an hours drive northwest of Melbourne. For accommodation, we opted to stay the night at the beautiful (yet a little haunting) art deco The Midland B&B.