Fitzroy Gardens & Cook’s Cottage in MelbournePosted on Sep 17 in Australiaby ShelynPrint
I have never seen anything like this in my motherland, Malaysia. A happy family playing with leaves blissfully in the park, how lovely!
We were in the park of Melbourne soaked up the sunshine and enjoyed dancing leaves fell in profusion.
My mum was observing the colorful leaves and said to me “Bring your camera here, you’ll get the nice shots from this angle!”
So here are the shots, the tree within the leaves.
The colorful leaves are aflame with brilliant autumnal sunshine.
Sister and me… with identical pose.
All these happened in Fitzroy Gardens, with a long history of over 150 years, visited by over 2 million local, interstate and international visitors each year. It is one of the major attractions in Melbourne.
Strolled around indoor garden
Took photos with blooming flowers, revealing their true beauty in the sunshine.
One of the attractions in Fitzroy Gardens is Cook’s Cottage, memorial to Captain James Cook, discoverer of the east coast of Australia. The Cottage originally stood on an extremity of the village of Great Ayton, Yorkshire in 1755.
It was then purchased by Russell Grimwade in 1933, dismantled, and shipped to Melbourne in 253 packing cases, arriving April, 1934. A site in the Fitzroy Gardens was selected to complement the cottage with its large shady European trees and the construction work was completed in six months. The cottage was handed over to the Lord Mayor, H. Gengoult Smith by Russell Grimwade on the 15th October, 1934 during a centenary ceremony.
The cottage has undergone two restorations. The first was undertaken in the late 1950′s and the most recent in 1978, when a thorough effort was made to investigate and restore the building, furnish it with material appropriate to the period, and surround it with a garden of eighteenth century character.
Not sure whose house was it inside the garden. But I love the flowers surrounded the house!
So I decided to put myself into this beautiful picture.
Posed with the statue in front of the Conservatory.
The Conservatory is a vital part of the City’s commitment to excellence in horticulture. There are five separate displays each year. It is used by tourists, schools, families and anyone who wants to capture a moment of floral beauty.
70′s pose from my mum and sis to end the post.
Download the Fitzroy Gardens guide and map here: http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Documents/Parks/Fitzroy-09.pdf