Friday, August 17, 2012

2010_01_01-02 Melbourne and Melbourne Day 11 & 12

The Last 2 days were spent just visiting Melbourne.
There's quite a lot to see for a first-timer 
And as I mentioned before, Melbourne is the city of Arts and Festival some even say Literature

Whatever it is, 
I like their NGV which stands for National Gallery of Victoria
There's two of them 
one the International which houses collections from the world, while the other is the National one
both buildings are located at different locations but within the city CBD.

The NGV national was good and houses many interesting arts 
below are some arts I fancied
Somehow I thought we are not allowed to take photos of them, but apparently we can, but without flash!!!

One of the "Impressionist" masterpiece that capture my eyes
"The Pioneer "
is a 1904 painting by the Australian artist Frederick McCubbin. The painting is a triptych; the three panels tell a story of a free selector and his family making a life in the Australian bush. It is widely considered "one of the masterpieces of Australian art (

The Fitzroy Garden which is also within the CBD 
is a good place to hang around,
large green park with some interesting buildings within
such as the Conservatory
however we only went in for like 5?? 
because it's shutting!!!

James Cook's cottage
If you don't know, James Cook is a famous British explorer, navigator and cartographer
he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

An avenue of English Elms

At Sinclair's cottage
Who is Sinclair?? I can't remember, haha.

The Tudor village
A miniature one
 The model buildings represent a typical Kentish village built during the "Tudor" period of English history. The village is composed of various thatched cottages, a village church, school, hotel, barns, stocks, pump, and all public buildings which make up one of the delightful villages. Also included is a scale model of Shakespeare’s home and Anne Hathaway’s cottage (

The fairies tree
Don't ask me why....
I got no interest in it, haha

St. Patrick's Church
A really huge one!!!
We went in for a while, haha.

The docklands....
Nothing to say about it except dockland....haha.
It was pretty windy that day...

NGV International
And there's this 
Gustrave Moreau and the Eternal Feminine exhibition!!!
The art look so tempting though I can't even remember was it free or ticket!!!

One of the art piece within the NGV international which I REALLY LIKE!!!
Leonard French ceiling

The chinese section was alright, 
not much being exhibited

Some Western art pieces which fascinate me!!!

 Wished I have a room like this!!!!! LOL
Aren't I dreaming!!!
The paintings probably worth millions already

this nude figure looks fit in with the background!!!

Painting that look so surreal!!!

When you are a famous artist,
whatever you paint,
it's a masterpiece!!!
I don't even know how this one below make it into the art collection though it's quite nice

SO MUCH for my ADE-MELB GOR road trip, drove more than 1,500 km, 
The furthest I have drove myself,
the longest road trip so far
returned our car, 
quite exhausted,
but nevertheless enjoyable
Thanks to my friend for the accompany during the trip!!!
Great to have you here
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!!