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Our final full day in Melbourne was a scorcher at 38C so we decided to visit Melbourne Museum in Carlton. Part of the lure of a day in Carlton was the great play ground in Carlton Gardens and Brunetti’s on Lygon Street.
We decided to walk to Carlton, through Collingwood along Langridge St then through Fitzroy along Gertrude St. We were delighted to discover street art in the little laneways along the way. Well, to be honest, I was delighted and my children showed some interest but it was quite hot so I think that I annoyed everyone by stopping to appreciate the art and take photos.
We stopped at the big play ground near to the tower apartment blocks in Fitzroy for a quick play but were chased away by a loud disagreement between two people who were probably under the influence of some substances other than nicotine or caffeine.
Our son was delighted to see Frankenstein (above in the shadow of the awning and next to the stop sign).
I was delighted to discover a painting by Rone in Fitzroy.
Brunetti’s did not disappoint us with its wonderful cafe freddo shakerato for my husband, iced coffee for me, and gelati for our children. The nearby deli also provided us with an interesting range of very dark chocolate to sample.
Our children played at the playground in Carlton Gardens and we all enjoyed getting wet when the sprinklers came on.
Our next stop was Melbourne Museum and we loved not only the air conditioning but the excellent, interactive displays including live tarantulas and our children were spoilt by caring volunteers. The exhibition titled the Art of Science was underwhelming. We should definitely have allowed more than one hour at the museum and will need to visit there next time. However, the need for lunch pushed us onwards and back along Gertrude St in Fitzroy. We had a quick meal at de Clieu where they took care to serve us tasty gluten free food.
The walk back to Collingwood was hot and sweaty but not too arduous and we made a quick foray into the Salvo’s shop to buy 2nd hand books for our voracious reading daughter. We walked a total of 10km in sub-optimal walking weather so we were particularly proud of our children and the air conditioner in our apartment was very welcome!
I love the work of this artist: https://kaffeinestreetartist.wordpress.com/
I love the work of this artist: http://r-o-n-e.com/