I didn't expect much from the city's Royal Botanic Garden. But it was one of my favorite places in windy Melbourne. Australians have a penchant for using the term "garden" when they more appropriately deserve to be called a "park". And doesn't this look like a painting?
Maybe sometime in the past, royals used to roam here and maybe not. Located in the south banks of the Yarra River in the suburb of Cranbourne, the garden sprawls into 38 hectares of landscaped gardens. Checking the map, it seemed far from central Flinders Street Station so I rode the bus to get there. Then I leisurely walked right back to the city.
This is the Eye in the Sky!