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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » Zoo » melborne zoo December 2nd 2011

The early morning queue of several hundred people showed that ours had not been an original idea to visit the zoo during school holidays. And so before we had the chance to see the world’s diversity of animals, we had a taste of the rich diversity of Australians. Inside, children rushed around excitedly, while parents explained things, answered questions, or like me, made things up to disguise their limited knowledge. The zoo is too big to see everything in one visit, so we chose a route past key animals. The big cats are remarkable for being impressive even when seemingly comatose. Byron gave the lions and tigers his best ferocious cat impersonation, which is eerily like his dragon, dinosaur, and monster impersonations. The big cats, perhaps recognising him as one of their own, seemed quite relaxed. ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » Zoo May 10th 2009

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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » Zoo March 2nd 2009

I just had to put up a few pics of my trip to the Zoo. The Melbourne Zoo has more than 320 species on view, and it is an "open range" zoo, so none of the animals are caged. You are able to walk dirt paths and brush right up against the animals. There is an "elephant walk" and and "orangutan sanctuary". My favorites were the orangutans and the penguins. Enjoy!... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » Zoo December 27th 2008

Having a fab time in Melbourne. Xmas was different with the hot weather. Great spending it with my Aunt in mornington which is further down south of Melboune. We did a B Bq on the beach yesterday, and saw a couple of Kuala's in the trees... So cute. Tomorrw night travelling up to Sydney on the night train. We went to the Races today in Mornington and had lunch in the members club Very nice too. We had another little treat the other night and did the tram dinner round the city That really was something we'll never forget. FAB!! ..there is a tower in melbourne called the Eureka Tower which has 22 carrat gold plated vwindows at the top and claims to be the highest ressidential tower in the world and we went up it ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » Zoo August 29th 2008

OOOOHHHHH !!! Long time no write ! What a year it has been. Sushiman is now officially on holiday !! what a feeling ! No.. I don't work for Toyota. Much has happened since the sell of the business, mostly paper work, and chasing up people for money. But, its all done now. Will post a short one today, once I get more time on the road, will update. Oh, this should be my main site for blog. and the photos will be posted in http://picasaweb.google.com/1sushiman (not finished) htto://picasaweb.google.com/phenergy cheers ! ... read more

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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » Zoo July 5th 2008

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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » Zoo February 28th 2008

It's Leap Day - wow!! I could propose to an Oz today, but on the other hand!! I am staying with Clare and Andrew in Melbourne for a week, exploring the city which is incredibly vibrant. The centre is a wonderful collection of modern buildings - and yes, next week we are going to come into the library and I will try to write more and put photos in - they have the necessary bits on the machines here!! We are off to Wilson's Promontary in the next few minutes - the chance to see Kangaroos wallabies and all sorts of other wild life. I will write about it all when we return. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » Zoo February 9th 2008

8-2-8 melbn, coastal heritage park where strange tower with ball and compass stand mute testamony to skilled stonework. blue fuel tanks and cranes industrial and gulls preindustrial share bay with dredges and dolphins. sun finally broke through. library read age and australian to confirm news still happening. comforting to know global climate tipping at exponential rates. homeowner interest to nine percent. australia ready to burst at seams. coal, iron, gas, petroleum in spades, all black. uranium, titanium, tantalum; gold, diamonds and opals for hearts. what dreamtime is this? australium. another million in five years. can anybody count? how many humans does it take to bake a cake? nine apparently, number nine, number nine. a cascade of fragment of thought like a snowstorm. grab one flake and make it real. have it melt in your outstretched hand. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » Zoo November 18th 2007

We're going to the zoo!! Woohoo!! You may be starting to wonder whether I'm starting to get a bit zoo crazy, and I think you may be right! We both felt that after the disppointment of Australia Zoo we needed to see a proper zoo. We haven't really had the best start to today, as we awoke to the sound of rain, when the weather forecast had promised a beautiful day! We got up and get ready anyway in the hope that it may clear, and hop skip and jumped down to get our promised pancakes, only to find that run out!! What kind of shabby operation is this?!! Ah well, free cornflakes and toast it was! Can't really be knocked. We set off in our layers and macks and got on the tram. The brochure ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » Zoo September 13th 2007

オーストラリア初滞在地はメルボルン。 魔女の宅急便にでてくるフリンダーズ・ストリート駅にしても 他の建物すべてが物語に出てくるようなかわいい町並みでした。 自然もたくさんあり、住みやすい都市ベスト10に入る理由がわかる気がしました。 さらに、トラムから見える景色には完成度の高いグラフィックアートがずらり。 終わりはないんじゃないか、と思う程で 外を眺めていて、飽きることはありませんでした。 特にフィッツロイという町はグラフィックだらけの町でして 素敵なアートとの出会いを求めて、どこまでも裏道を探索して過ごしました。 「らくがき」というよりも、一つ一つの「作品」といったかんじでした。 動物園ではカン... read more
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