Today we've been out and about watching people observe Australia Day....and tonight we're heading to see fireworks on the Yarra River.
|Another beautiful Merlbourne building --- which I can't properly identify --- in the Carlton district.
|If you like to eat and want a selection of books you'll find nowhere in the US, head to Books For Cooks on Gertrude Street. Spend a half hour with owner Tim White and you'll know all about the food scene in Australia and elsewhere.
|We like Tim's logo!
|This tile sofa --- really a street bench --- might be a big uncomfortable.
|Gargoyles keep and eye out along a street in the Carlton (Italian) district.
|Busy baristas at Brunetti's -- an incredible Italian bakery, delicatessen, coffee, gelatalo and restaurant. This place was hopping --- lots of beautiful, pure Italian pastries and cakes. Not cheap...but wonderful!
|Exquisite, petite, flavorful cookie masterpieces at Brunetti's
|How about a slice of this cake?
|Outside the Prahran Market --- another great place to shop.
|Alison Baker --- who's an incredibly passionate bread fanatic --- runs Alison's handmade breads....here Alison waits on a customer while young associate Tom catches up on his reading!