21-26.02.2018 – A week in Melbourne: Markets, Galleries, Gardens…

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The Famous Queen Victoria Markets, overshadowed by some of the skyscrapers of the City of Melbourne


We stayed in North Melbourne while Mike worked at the Victorian Caravan & Camping Super Show.  I continued working too, but then came the weekend…… and I was on the loose again!


Queen Victoria Markets

These predominantly food markets are massive.  Established ‘officially’ in 1878, it is the largest of the Victorian markets.  Being a Saturday morning when I went there, it was packed with couples and families enjoying breakfast or brunch at the cafés around the site and doing their grocery shopping.  Brazilian entertainment and temporary stands were being set up in the outside area.  Buskers had their hats out and it is a great place to sit and watch the world go by as people passed by in all manner of dress and make-up, from sublime to outrageous.  The world is getting curiouser and curiouser! Am I in Wonderland?

Old shops adorn the outside of the markets with interesting products for sale.  Rows of fruit and vegetables are under cover, inside the main building all the coffee, cheese, meats, fish, bread and more you could desire.  Parked outside the buildings, the American Donuts Van – queues of people there!  And still more undercover market areas for clothing, shoes, animals, the list goes on.  As I said, massive.



One thought on “21-26.02.2018 – A week in Melbourne: Markets, Galleries, Gardens…”

  1. Perhaps ‘Velvet Betty’ can sit herself next to the American Doughnut bus !

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