Tim and Leigh arrived back in London a few days ago, safe and sound. These shots were taken in Balaclava last week during their last day here in Melbourne.
Balaclava is an inner suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD. We had a walk in the bustling Carlisle Street which is in the heart of Balaclava. In some parts it has the old town vibe with many street murals and a lot of cafes.
These are some of them…not that amazing but found them interesting enough to take photos.
A few metres away is this prominent landmark, The Lady of St Kilda mural, which goes across the overhead bridge train line. It is a quirky and whimsical sea vessel with mermaids and sea creatures.
The row of houses here are mainly shops on the ground floor and windows to apartments on the top floor
This one is very colourfully painted and is on the top floor of a Mexican restaurant.
And as we were walking some more, I saw this shop of pastries and found out that croissants were on sale during this time of the day – 3 for $12. I bought 3 but once we tasted them I decided to get another batch of 3 to take home.
And as we crossed and walked on the other side of the street, I saw these murals one beside each other. It was formerly a glass factory but it is is now a busy cafe.
A Butcher beside it.
Oh… and as I just realised, even some of the trams here in this area were quite funky.
Great way to say “farewell, until we see each other again” to our 7 week visitors.