Click on any photo to see larger pictures from our Melbourne trip.

Samantha in our Melbourne hotel room at the Grand Hyatt

Our view from the room.

We always take a bathroom shot.

Samantha enjoying the new city view

Flinder's Station -- the main railway station for Melbourne.  We used the tram rather than the train for all our trips around town.

The ACMI - Australian Centre For The Moving Image - a very cool museum for film and video that only opened weeks before our visit.

Samantha crossing the Yarra River.

Old friends - Stuart and Mary-Anne, with their kids, take us out for dinner.

Downtown Melbourne

Melbourne is filled with this type of art.  On the drive from the airport there is an installation that looks like a giant french-fry that towers over the freeway.

Our hotel is the gold one in the middle.

More Melbourne art. These towers (there are about 8 of them) put out huge amounts of heat and flame at random times along the Yarra River.

The Tyler family walk with us along the Yarra.

The Yarra at night

We were there.

Another angle of  Australian Centre For The Moving Image

Samantha on a Melbourne tram

City shot

Samantha and Flinder's Station

Samantha determining how to get to St. Kilda.

Luna Park in St. Kilda.

I think Samantha should be concerned.

Interesting architecture.

Samantha on the St. Kilda pier.

A shot from the bathrooms of the Sofitel Hotel.  The MCG - Melbourne Cricket Ground can be seen to the right.

The Hopotoun Tearoom, founded in the 19th century.

We had cucumber and chicken sandwiches cut into triangles.

This is the best chocolate ever.  Melbourne is famous for its chocolate.

One of the many arcades.

The old Melbourne Gaol.

Samantha eating chocolate while trying to experience prison life.

This was a cool museum, a lot of history about the famous inmates in many cells.

That camera angle again.

In the lobby of our hotel.

Carlton, a district of Melbourne. Known for its dozens of Italian restaurants.

A parting image, and a confusing message for some foreigners.