Heavenly Queen Temple in Melbourne

Heavenly Queen Temple in Melbourne

This rather large statue caught my attention on my way to Footscray by train a few months back.  My age did not dither the curious little guy still hide somewhere in my mind, forcing me to visit the location in search of few unanswered questions. After all, who is this imposing figure and why is […]

Have you been to the Melbourne Star?

Have you been to the Melbourne Star?

Melbourne Star is only one of four giant observation wheels in the world. The other three are London Eye, the Singapore Flyer and the Las Vegas High Roller. So to have the Melbourne Star experience, if not in Melbourne one needs to be in Las Vegas, London or Singapore. There is one coming up in […]

Sand Sculptures at Frankston, Melbourne

Sand Sculptures at Frankston, Melbourne

Sand Sculpting is an art form of modelling sand into sculptures. There are not many places you can find sand sculpting in Australia. Sand is formed into shapes by adding clay in the sand to hold sand grains together. Sand Sculpture is a rather complicated art and requires skilled hands. The sand grains has to […]

Wilsons Promontory – A must visit Victorian Attraction

Wilsons Promontory – A must visit Victorian Attraction

Wilsons Promontory – Tidal River Area Christmas is the period of long holidays and for me it usually lasts almost a month. On the last day of Office closing, my boss, suggested Wilsons Promontory, for a weekend get away. His reasons were many to back up his suggestion. ‘The place looks something out of Australia, […]

Kilmore, A place to visit

Kilmore, A place to visit

Kilmore Kilmore Town House Kilmore is around 60Kms from Melbourne city. Once considered as a faraway country town, the urban sprawl has brought this place closer to the city dwellers. Wallan, which is 48km from the city, soon to become a suburb with new housing estates, is just 12 km from Kilmore. It is only […]

Best attractions for Children in Melbourne

Best attractions for Children in Melbourne

Melbourne, the most liveable city in the world has many attractions that will engage the children during school holidays. Among these attractions, a few are better suited during winter, which makes it even more special.  Please feel free to use comments column, if you have been to a place, you would like to recommend. Geelong […]

Tips for keeping cool this summer in Melbourne

Tips for keeping cool this summer in Melbourne

Tips for keeping cool this summer Apart from opting for a self-imposed house arrest in your air-conditioned room or dipping in the bath tub , are there any options for Melbournians when mercury crosses forty degrees? Blame it on global warming, in recent years, summer arrived   with rude surprises.  Taming sun’s rays may not be an […]

Heide Modern Art Museum

Heide Modern Art Museum

Heide Modern Art Museum Templestowe Hans Christian Anderson’s tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes “amused and is still amusing millions of children around the world. The story is about two weavers who promised an Emperor a new suit of finest clothes that is invisible to idiots. When the emperor paraded before his subjects in new pair of […]

Mia Mia Aboriginal Art Gallery

Mia Mia Aboriginal Art Gallery

Mia Mia Aboriginal Art Gallery The word Mia Mia means shelter.   The Mia Mia art gallery located at Waterfolds park in Melbourne gives visitors the opportunity to discover the meaning, expression and passion of notable and up and coming aboriginal artists . The English style building that houses the gallery was built as a part of a […]

Petty’s Orchard Templestowe

Petty’s Orchard Templestowe

 Petty’s Orchard, Templestowe There is an apple farm in Melbourne, at the suburb of Templestowe ,not far from the city. Unfortunately, I decided to make a dash in the wintery month of August. The trees were without the leaves and the commercial farm was out of bound for the visitors.  I parked the car and went […]