Melbourne – Day 7:
December 06, 2008
Did you ever wish you could have more or even stop time? Well, I wish I could have today.
Visiting NGV International today, I lost track of time pondering over exhibits and visiting the museum store, which made me rush through the remaining exhibits in quick time before the museum closed. It put me off that I had not planned for the day at the museum well enough and had to zip through it. And set me thinking about how my next vacation (when and if I can plan one) is going to be like.
I didn’t shoot very much today, perhaps I was in a reflective mood today, observing, pondering and wandering, but we did end up joining the Friday bar hopping crowd. We started off at Riverland Bar, where the mostly yuppy crowd of suits were at (kinda like a Boast Quay venue+crowd). Our awesome host – agent 001 – Ooi – joined us and we headed to Chinatown for what has been the worst meal here, at a Shanghai-nese restaurant – bleah, so oily I’m constipated.
Melbourne’s service lanes and back alleys are what makes this place special and really the hidden venues are the vernacular of the city’s bar culture. How cool is it, to observe someone walk down an alley, make a turn and disappear? Disappear into a bar tucked out of sight, amidst the smell of rubbish. So me!bourne. So we disappeared into Croft Institute (was quite puzzled the place hadn’t done any re-deco after all these years and at the crowd looked like lawyers, hmmm things actually did change) and then headed to one I didn’t know exist – Sister Bella.
Anyways, here are some photos and some from a dodgy iphone.
Note: Was too tired out last night, so this became a morning post. :P