Two weekends ago I had nothing planned so I decided to do the touristy thing and visited two places that are always on people’s lists of what to do in Melbourne: Chapel Street and Queen Victoria Market.
I knew Chapel Street was known for its shops, bars and restaurants and I will go back again and explore it more.
But the Saturday that I was there, I was looking out more for the historic buildings and architecture.
This particular building caught my eye. The place, despite its ornate exterior looked dilapidated inside but there was one guy sitting on the balcony, having a drink and looking down at the street below. What is this place? I don’t know.
I would have liked to have taken some photos of the nice interiors of the bars and restaurants too but next time. 🙂 One disappointment though was The Jam Factory – it wasn’t as filled out or as interesting as I thought.
The next morning, I walked a few hundred metres from my apartment to Queen Victoria Market. My aim for the day besides taking some photos was to try the doughnuts at American Doughnuts that people apparently lose their shit over.
Alas, no such luck. The queue was v. long.
I love doughnuts (donuts?) but I don’t love it that much. 😛
I spent some time scouting out the meat, seafood and vegie prices. Very reasonable and unless you are buying organic, most were cheaper than the supermarkets.
There were more than one seafood stall that looked like this. I drooled.
And I loved the interior.
Around lunch time, I had a few options. South American BBQ …
Sicilian grill …
Or Filipino …
I went with the South American one but meh. It wasn’t that good – the beef skewers were too tough and the salad was way too salty. At least the drink was good. I love me some Guarana Antartica.