I had a fabulous day!! I took the train from Linda’s house to Melbourne City. The first thing I did was get a Starbucks and it was good! The barista asked me if I was from Canada and said he recognized my Visa card. He lived in Montreal for a while.
A bucket list item for me has always been to see the Terracotta Soldiers in Xi’an, China. The National Gallery of Victoria has an exhibition “Terracotta Warriors Guardians of Immortality”.
One of the greatest archaeological finds of the twentieth century, the terracotta warriors are often described as the eighth wonder of the world.
From the Qin dynasty (221 – 207 BCE), the exhibition presents eight terracotta warriors alongside two full-sized horses and two replica bronze chariots.
I NEVER expected to be able to see 8 Terracotta Warriors here in Melbourne. Someday I will still travel to Xi’an to see more, but this was so special to me today.
Armoured Military Officer
Armoured Military Officer
Chariot Replicas ~ Only 2 of these have been found and the originals do not leave China ~ these replicas were amazing.
There were so many beautiful tapestry things in the gift store. I was strong and didn’t buy the tapestry pillow cover.
The Waterfall at the National Gallery is very cool! I’m touching the wall of water here.
I walked away from the gallery on cloud 9 ❤️
I stopped in Chloe’s Bar for lunch and to view the painting of Chloe.
Chloé is a 260 by 139 cm oil canvas painting of a young Parisian girl by French figure painter Jules Joseph Lefebvre, made in 1875. The painting is located in the upstairs bar of the Young and Jackson Hotel in Melbourne, Australia, where it has been since 1909. She is known as the “Melbourne Icon” and is the mascot of HMAS Melbourne.
There are many alleys or lanes in Melbourne.
AC/DC Lane rocked!
Hoosier Lane is a street that is covered in graffiti and is world famous.
There’s a Collins Street!
Donna, I would have gotten you one, but my backpack would be overweight! 😂
Need to pee? These underground bathrooms were so clean!
The Royal Arcade is a historic shopping arcade in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria. Opened in 1870, it is the oldest surviving arcade in Australia, known for its elegant light-filled interior, and the large carved mythic figures of Gog and Magog flanking the southern entry.
More Melbourne …
Melbourne was fantastic!
I took the train home and Linda cooked a roast and made Yorkshire Puddings (my favourite) plus there was a bottle or two of white involved 🤗
Happy Travels 💕
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Jackie is “Mom” to one amazing son, an IT professional and an obsessed traveller. She spends her time reading, golfing at Ladies League and implementing software projects. Jackie has travelled to all 7 continents and 90 countries and is always planning the next destination and adventure!