Wednesday, December 20, 2006

More from Melbourne

At the University of Melbourne
As promised, here are a few more pictures and a handful of random notes from Melbourne. Shami spent most of his time at the University of Melbourne, where he was attending the Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics. The University has several classic buildings, with a familiar campus feel.

Enjoying Melbourne's cafe culture
Meanwhile, Meghan enjoyed a bit of the city, which has a very compact downtown area full of cafes, shops, galleries, and energy.

Kookaburra and bush fire haze
We did enjoy an afternoon together at the Botanic gardens, which are suppoosed to be second only to Kew Gardens in England. The bush fire haze made for some interesting views of the city skyline, dim and ghostly.
Melbourne's Botanic Gardens

At Federation Square
We also enjoyed Federation Square, full of tourists and locals listening to live Christmas carol performances, strolling through the exhibitions, and enjoying the feel of the place.

All in all, Melbourne felt like a very nice, friendly city, and one we'd love to go back to and explore further.

Flinders Street Station

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