One of my favorite places I’ve found in Melbourne is the Carlton Gardens. Luckily, they’re also very close to where I live. Within the gardens is the Melbourne Museum. The museum is something of a science museum, which aren’t my favorite, but it’s still informative and a good museum. I love the architecture of building, it’s got a very unique and new feel to it. In the picture below you can see the part that towers out into the sky, within this section is an actual mini forest representative of local forests.
Around the gardens are nice paths for running and relaxing. It’s nice to have a little green grass — most of Melbourne, and Victoria (the state) are very brown and dry from the drought of the past 12 years.
I decided to swing by St. Patrick’s Cathedral the other day while I was near the museum. It’s nice, not the largest cathedral I’ve ever seen — not exactly La Sagrada Familia — but it’s tastefully done and quite peaceful.