Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Another day around Melbourne.

I spent today wandering around the streets of Melbourne again - but with another friend this time. Julie is very interested in (and knowledgeable about) architecture and historic buildings, and we had a lovely day, strolling along the streets admiring the beautiful old buildings. Where possible, we ventured inside them to see the interior. Some are completely modernised inside, whilst retaining the original facade, but others have been kept original or restored to their original appearance. Many buildings have little plaques on the outside, giving brief details of when the building was completed, who the architects were, and so on.

I was spitting chips that I forgot my camera; it was a perfect day for photos - bright and sunny, with very little wind. Julie assured me we will go again soon and revisit the places we went to today, as well as see more that we didn't have time to see. We stopped in a few shops - at Haigh's Chocolates I bought a dark chocolate hen on eggs for Ken for Easter, and further on, I bought two books at one of the bookshops we dropped in at.
After all the buildings we'd been looking at, this was the perfect book to take home and browse, and learn more about our historic landmarks.


I can rarely resist a new cross stitch book, and this one has some really cute designs. The title is a bit misleading; they aren't naughty to the point of being rude! Just funny.

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