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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Remarkable mosaic


We are still travelling between Melbourne and Adelaide on our holidays.

When we stopped for a picnic lunch in Portland
a fishing port just along from Warrnambool coming from the Great Ocean Road,Victoria
I was absolutely smitten by this beautiful Mosaic Shell.

I was in awe of the talent that must have gone into creating it.


I wanted to run my hands over it,sit on it and photograph  it.


The colours were a lot more vibrant than the photo's show.


Aren't the colours beautifully put together


How the artist managed to make this spiral I couldn't imagine.



I took these photo's while I am still on holidays(one day left)

I  thought I would show you Melbourne Central,a railway station and shopping mall
built around an old factory. The main part of the factory with its advertising is still there.(I forgot to photograph that, I was too busy admiring it) 



The glass dome ceiling,You can see a little of the factory tower, 
towering up towards the centre of the dome.


These are walkways between multiple floors,and the biggest pocket watch I have ever seen.
Although we have been to Melbourne many times before, we had never found the time to visit this Mall.  We made sure this time we did.

These lovely carriages are situated around the city.
They take passengers to various venues.



Country towns in Australia have many of these rotunda's, 
in parks and like this one in the centre of the main street Ballerat, Victoria


Beach huts at Dramana on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria


I am joining my usual blog parties this week
Won't you join me, You will will find them all on my right side bar.
xx jeanetteann



11 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow--great pictures! I too love that shell and can't even imagine what went into making it! That mall looks so fancy and huge. I also love the carriage. I got to leave our wedding in a horse drawn carriage--the only time I have ever rode in a carriage. Thanks for sharing some of your holiday with us. Safe travels home.

jyothisethu said...

beautiful pictures...
it should be a very nice trip...

Liz - Imageremix said...

Oh, how fun to see the world through others' eyes, since I won't be going anywhere myself any time soon. That mosaic is something else. How fun to have a holiday and explore so many beautiful places and things. I hope you enjoy your last day! Thanks for sharing your travels with us!

Liz

Jann Olson said...

Hi Jeanette Ann, what a wonderful time you must be having. I want to travel to Austrailia some day! Love the shell. the work is exquisite. I can't even imagine the hours of work involved. I hope you can share a post woth my link party this week!
Hugs,
Jann

Barb said...

HHi Jeanetteann,
The moasic is fabulous.
I enjoyed your post and I'm glad you are having a good holiday.My Hubby and I love travelling around australia (and collecting 'things').
Love your tin collection.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Shelia said...

Hi Jeanetteann! What a lovely piece of art! Glad you had such a wonderful time.
Thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna Heber said...

What an incredible mosaic! I have always wanted to travel to Australia, but it is so far and I don't think I would want to be on a plane that long. Melbourne Central looks amazing! Thank you for sharing your pictures with us.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello, amazing architecture! I love the sculpture - very detailed! Lovely town - I will probably never be able to visit - appreciate you taking us there with you and for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh my goodness Jeanetteann, I love your photos. The mosaic is particularly close to my heart given my mosaic artistic bent.

Hugs,
Judy

Jody and Stan said...

Love all your photos, what a wonderful trip! Thank you so much for stopping by Jeanetteann with your wonderful comment. New Follower.

Jody

Start A Dollar Store said...

These are all amazing places! How do you manage an interesting blog like this? I really enjoyed this one. You've got an amazing blog. More power to you:-)