Sunday, 22 June 2008
We went for a walk on Saturday around the newest part of Melbourne. It's an on going redevelopment known as Docklands. The area used to consist of dilapidated old wharves and warehouses. It's now been rebuilt with very unusual apartment blocks and a vast array of restaurants. It's an on going project that will take some time to complete. They've tried to save as much of the old part as possible as we don't have a lot of history being such a young country. The area has many art sculptures and lots of different textures. We're even getting the equivalent of the London Eye ferris wheel. They now have a row of glass trees that have tiny lights in the ends of the branches to light up the leaves at night. It's a constantly changing scene with art works coming and going on a regular basis. It's a regular home to the anti whaling ship, the Sea Shepherd, which berths there between confrontations with the Japanese whaling ships.
It's a great place to visit. Would I want to live there? I don't think so. Give me a home among the gum trees anyday.
Vintage Board Book Workshop
Today, Sunday, was the vintage board book workshop. As you can see from the faces and all heads down, there was incredible concentration. The ladies really took the job on board as we had a lot to do in such a short time. They all went home with their books assembled and some pages decorated. I took photos but they turned out blurry, so I have to wait till we get together again to show off their wonderful efforts. Well done girls.