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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

More fun and a crane being removed

Hello again.....on Saturday we left our building and noticed that one of the cranes on the building next door was being removed......

This is the one being deconstructed 

From another angle it is losing its head ☺

And down part of it came 

Getting loaded on one of the many trucks involved 

Another part waiting 

And another truck too 

This crane is near our pool 

Looking from our window down to the crane bits 

When we went out later a Army helicopter was hovering around....

We took a tram to the South Melbourne market.....and saw this hand poking out of a building lol 

In the afternoon we caught up with Leone again and we visited this ship 

Now permanently stored here and being restored constantly buy many volunteers 

POLLY WOODSIDE 
After travelling 1.5 million miles and circumnavigating the world 17 times The Polly Woodside now welcomes you aboard.
Built in Belfast in 1885, the three masted cargo vessel carried coal and wheat between England and South America.
The tide was flowing in from the Yarra 

Lovely ship for sure and our city pad is only across the road 

Some fun stairs down below 

I was amazed how long this ship was. 

Down below where a lot of work is being done to restore 

Paul and Leone enjoying too 

Lovely bell which Paul rang 

Looking out to where our building is....yes that little one next to the big crane 

Them enjoying the view too 

We then went to a cafe for a cuppa and yes there is our building again lol 

Nice afternoon for sure and we said goodbye to Leone later as she was flying home on Sunday

I bought this neat box of choc at a factory outlet to take to a party on Sunday 

And later we saw this being loaded down from that other crane 

Getting shorter 

On Sunday we went to a party for my Bro n Law CARL 70th and many came and lots of little ones too ♥♥

Little Chelsea loved that I had Woody there lol 

Piper standing is Chelsea's little sister and Eric next to her is a cousin. Luke bending has his twin girls Grace and Georgia and his son Jonathan sitting on chair. Adam sitting next to him is Chelsea and Piper's Daddy. 

And another cutie Demy with Daddy Brent and Uncle Tim.....my sis Jule in the distance is their Mum

My brother Robbie and Carl chatting 

Robbies lovely wife Lynn and cousin Faye......we had a great afternoon at Carl's sisters place 

On our way back to city Rob rang me to say he had heard "Puffing Billy" info here puffingbilly

So of course we stopped at the track 

Toot Toot 

A couple of snaps travelling backwards 



And a movie too ☺☺

Back at the city pad for our last night and Lynn gave me this great salt lamp for my birthday ♥♥

And we heard and saw some fireworks......don't know why but great for us to see out our window lol 

Today as we left I took another snap of that crane now half the size......will be gone by the time we get back here next Friday I would think.
Well hope you have enjoyed my posts lately xoxoxo

Monday, May 21, 2018

Catching up

Well last Thursday we picked up these 2 to come and stay for part of the day 

April growing so much and loves it in our city pad ☺

Loves the trams going past 

"Bye bye Trams" she calls out lol 

Cooper had a lovely long nap after lunch

Later we took them for a tram ride 

So cute and looks pensive, but really she was excited to go on the tram not in a pusher ♥

Cooper loves the swing at the park 

Granpa watching April go down that slide ☺

Before Daddy came to pick them up they had a bath in the trough......Cooper loves it ☺☺

And that night our dear friend Leone came to visit.......she lives in New Zealand and came for her son's belated graduation. 

On Friday we went to a building called Eureka Tower and our fun selfie lol 

Up to floor 88......info here.....eurekaskydeck

And just look at that view 

Our little building is way over to the right 

That one behind that crane looking small lol 

We walked all around the 88th floor 

Got to see many sides of Melbourne  

This is Flinders street station way down there.....

Look at all those buildings various ages and sizes 

Paul and Leone enjoying the outdoor deck 

This shot looks out to Myer music bowl and Rod Laver arena (concert/sport centres)

The Yarra River looking tiny and Federation square 

And something we did not do was the Edge experience.....a room slides out slowly 

Glass all around but starts opaque 

Us enjoying our own view 

And there suddenly glass clear and all waving lol.....

Later we caught up with Leone's son Shane and girl Nancy no pics of them and we went to a Viking Exhibition at the Museum  

Only this pic I took 

It was really good and spent 2 hours reading all about them 

After we checked this fountain out......it is nearby the museum and in front of the Royal Exhibition building Carlton.....below some info I copied 

Exhibition Fountain (aka Hochgurtel Fountain)

Josef Hochgurtel
Portland cement fountain
1880
Carlton Gardens
Josef Hochgurtel was born in Cologne and trained under Herr Fuels, who modelled the Cologne Cathedral. In creating the Exhibition Fountain, he was assisted by August Saupe, who had worked on similar pieces in Berlin, Dresden and Copenhagen.
The colossal fountain stands some ten metres high on the south side of the Royal Exhibition Building, outside the Great Hall. It was constructed for the first of Melbourne's two grand international world fairs. The fountain's visual elements were designed to display the young colony's confidence and advancement, simultaneously signalling the purpose of world fairs to display the produce and industry of nations. At the central level of the fountain, four youths (representing a young and vibrant colony) dance below symbols of the arts, science, commerce and industry; for example, musical instruments, a telescope, sailing ship, steam engine and globe of the world. Above this are images of Victoria's indigenous flora and fauna, and a boy with a clamshell. Holding all of this aloft are four merpeople rising up from the waters of the lower pool. Built during Victoria's boom years, the fountain's spouting water, it was thought, would demonstrate the power and success of the recently established Yan Yean project, which brought potable water to the city. On opening day, however, the pressure was too poor to affect much more than a spurt from atop of the grand edifice.
In 1994, Hochgurtel's fountain underwent major restoration. It remains a great reminder of the glorious days of Marvellous Melbourne.

How neat is this 

There are even platypus's on it lol 

Boys Birds Flowers 

Strong men 

And a strong lady too.......
Well we had a lovely fun time.....next post will be of our next outings xoxoxo