I Chose to Visit the City last Weekend…

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schulz

I have always loved the Christmas season especially when the kids were small and we all decorated the Christmas tree together. But now that they have their own individual worlds, hubby and I still have fun making our own special memories.

We stayed the night in Melbourne and from our accommodation we took the tram to see the place at night then also on the morning after.

I am posting this as an entry for Tina’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge with the topic – Your Choice

Went on a few minutes walk to the Ginger Olive Bistro & Bar where we met our friends for a pre Christmas celebration. This place is located in one alley ways of the CBD.

Posting this as part of Jo’s Monday Walk Challenge.

After dinner and a few drinks, we walked towards the Flinders Street Station and was surprised to see the Melbourne landmarks lit up in blue.

Crossing the main intersection took us to the Fed Square and we were like kids having great fun looking at the Christmas lights and decor.

Still walking…

and walking…

Until we reached the Myer Christmas window display. This is very popular because it has entertained Australians for 66 years and this year’s windows feature comedian Magda Szubanski narrating Beatrix Potter’s classic story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

And that was our night… as we choose to walk again the next day to see some of the decorations in the day time.

This iconic signage in the centre of Federation Square or in short FedSq. which is dressed up for the holiday season. Here being shown is the front view and the back view.

Here’s Santa and his elves.

Monday Portrait is of a girl standing at a stance with hands on hips, with chin looking up. It is known as the ”Fearless Girl” which is a replica of the statue that is outside the New York Stock Exchange. (This stands right beside where Santa poses for photos).

Fearless Girl was acquired in 2019 by Australian law firm Maurice Blackburn from the original artist, Kristen Visbal, to use in a campaign highlighting workplace gender equality and equal pay.

These Murals are inside the toilet of the Fed Square which I really haven’t taken much notice of before. It looks kinda attractive for a toilet design, don’t you think so?

This is the architecture that can be found on the doorway going out to the street.

Just crossing the street is where the Hosier Lane can be found. Hosier Lane is the famous streetart laneway … But that is for another date and time.


  1. picpholio says:

    What a wonderful christmas decorations you have over there !

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks that you enjoyed it. 🎄❤️

  2. What a great tour, it put me in the holiday spirit

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh glad that it did. Made me cheery as well 😊 Have a great day Alice.

  3. So wonderful photography for Christmas decorations 🎄👍🏻🙏🌷😊

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for stopping by and for commenting, Thattamma ❤️

      1. You are most welcome and all beautiful clicks 🌷🙏♥️🌷

        1. Teresa says:


  4. VJ Knutson says:

    Wow. Particularly like the chicken, lol.

    1. Teresa says:

      They are cuties aren’t they?

  5. restlessjo says:

    Plenty of variety, Teresa. Christmas lights bring out the child in all of us. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

    1. Teresa says:

      Christmas joy 🤩

  6. Ludwig says:

    Thank you for taking us all along. What a wonderful visit, a wonderful city. Wonderful photos!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for your wonderful comment, Ludwig.

  7. chava61 says:

    I have never been in Melbourne in December. So I appreciate seeing your photos of the holiday decorations there at this time of year.

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure to share.

  8. lolaWi says:

    wonderful christmas time with friends, Techie! how fun!!

    1. Teresa says:

      Always a joyous time 👍🏼 have a happy holidays too, Wi!

  9. Alison says:

    Looks like such a wonderful time Teresa, amazing photos 😀

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Ali.

  10. Tina Schell says:

    WOW Teresa, what an amazing display of marvelous decorations! You guys give Times Square a fun for their money!! Loved it – thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Teresa says:

      No Tina, I don’t think so, we are sooooo far from Times Square or London or Prague or even the Philippines. Melbourne is not much into celebrating the season…. This is just a small portion of the city. Thanks for the comment, may you have a great season, Tina!

  11. Toonsarah says:

    Well Melbourne clearly knows how to celebrate Christmas judging by your photos – it looks lovely!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Sarah ❤️

  12. Heyjude says:

    A fabulous colourful post Teresa, would be perfect for my December’s ‘Life in Colour’

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh that’s a great topic!

  13. maristravels says:

    Melbourne sure knows how to get lit up! Fabulous colours.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Maris!

  14. Debbie Smyth says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Melbourne tour, Teresa. And what great decorations – so colourful

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Debbie!

  15. Lovely all, and so surprisingly summery. 😉 (For me!) But my very favourite is my spirit statue – the Fearless Girl!!! All power to her and to you and to every girl like that.

      1. Teresa says:

        Yay, there’s hope!

    1. Teresa says:

      I think there’s more replicas of her in several other countries.

  16. Leya says:

    So colourful – these made me smile, Teresa!

    1. Teresa says:

      So much colour huh…love it too!

      1. Leya says:

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