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Sunday, 7 February 2016

My Sunday Photo... Fawkner Park, Melbourne

With the continuation of dark grey days, I'm obviously craving light at the moment and there's no better light than in the Southern Hemisphere. 
This photo shows the nearby park that became my regular daily dog walk, when we lived in Melbourne, Australia. It's name is Fawkner Park named after Melbourne's co-founder, John Pascoe Fawkner, and first reserved in 1862, Fawkner Park remains largely unchanged from its original design.
I would love to stroll around this park once more with its meandering paths lined with Moreton Bay figs, elms, poplars and oaks trees.
Muffin and I had some lovely walks here.  
It introduced her to grass and trees, after living in the Middle East.
A doggy paradise.
Fawkner Park is a popular park in Melbourne's South Yarr and part of the City of Melbourne.
 It provides recreational areas for teams playing Cricket, Softball, Soccer, Australian Rules Football, Tennis and Rugby.
I've seen early morning fitness classes enjoying working out in the open air, children having fun in the play park and people enjoying the free on-site barbecues and picnic areas at the weekends.
And of course the usual joggers and dog walkers.
Fond memories indeed.

(if you'd like to read more about the park then click here to be transported to an old post written way back in 2012)

I hope the light improves soon with the arrival of spring.
Have fun outdoors if you can.

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Happy weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by.


35 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to more light with Spring too. Love this photo - what a gorgeous place to walk your dog and sounds like lovely memories to revisit too :-)

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    1. Oh me too Louise, I just hope it comes soon.
      It was a wonderful introduction into life in Australia. It really was the great outdoors!

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  2. It looks beautiful there, what a place for a dog walk! Beats the grey streets of Britain any day!

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    1. Well I have to say I have some pretty good walks here too Lauren, but I miss the light... oh and of course the heat!
      We are lucky to live in the country with a wood nearby plus the parks here in Aberdeenshire are really good.

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  3. A lovely place. It reminds me of King's Park in Perth, which is a lovely place to wander around (if a little on the warm side in summer!)

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    1. Yes I can see that it might. I've been to Perth a few times and had many an hour spent enjoying King's Park. The view over the Swan River is stunning isn't it?

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  4. I long for the trees to be full of leaves like this again, hurry up summer!

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    1. Oh yes please. There are the odd signs so we're heading in the right direction at least!

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  5. Lovely, warm memories! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It was my pleasure Christine,
      Have a great week.

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  6. I would love to go for a walk there... :)

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    1. It was a great way to start the day. I really enjoyed my time there.

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  7. It certainly does look a great place to take a walk, I would love to stroll down that path x

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    1. The park is a wonderful place to visit for a green fix right in the centre of the city Cathy.
      It's great to meander through the different paths that zigzag from one side of the park to the other.
      Thanks for visiting my place and I hope you have a great week ahead.

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  8. That looks like an awesome park, I bet in the Summer months it's full of life and fun

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. The park is full of activity Darren, no matter what month it is... that's the beauty of living in Melbourne. The weather always makes things do-able.

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  9. One of the many beautiful green spaces in Melbourne. I'm sure you miss it, especially this time of year. BURR! They have concerts there in the summer don't they? I get the parks mixed up. Melbourne is such a beautiful city. Thanks for posting. hugs, Donna

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    1. You are so right Donna,
      There are lots of parks I could have mentioned and yes I do miss it. Especially whilst having an incredibly wet stormy winter. I don't mind that, but we really need to have a decent summer after it.
      Just to possibly help you... Fawkner Park is the park that is opposite The Alfred Hospital.
      Hugs back to you.

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  10. This looks so beautiful. I am longing for the Spring and Summer now :) #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I think we're all desperately longing for Spring Victoria,
      We're just having storm Imogen coming to call. That'll be the ninth storm since November.
      Enough is enough surely!

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    2. I think we're all desperately longing for Spring Victoria,
      We're just having storm Imogen coming to call. That'll be the ninth storm since November.
      Enough is enough surely!

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  11. That is just beautiful! It looks such a lovely place for a walk x

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    1. I had many wonderful hours spent not only this particular park, but also the many others within the city.

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  12. such a wonderful walking area,, and best of all NO SNOW!!!!!

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    1. Yep I think I can safely say NO SNOW Laurie,
      There are lots of parks through-out the whole of the city... it really is a fabulous place.

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  13. It looks such a nice place to go. Every time I see one of these posts it makes me want to visit Australia for months!

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    1. Oh I'm so sorry Tas that's not my intention, but I know exactly what you mean. I feel just the same when I look through my photographs.
      I'm sure I shall feel better if spring would only come to call... and soon!

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  14. Looks a lovely place to have a peaceful stroll, a nice memory for you no doubt. We have a few places like this at a place called Cannock Chase.
    I can't wait for spring/summer to arrive :) x

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    1. I have massive amounts of lovely memories Jayne,
      There were so many wonderful places of interest to visit both in and out of the city.
      I had a peek at Cannock Chase and see it's in Staffordshire. I was born and have all of my family in Cheshire... so maybe I'll be able to visit one day.

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    1. A beautiful place to take a stroll Lisa,

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  16. Lovely photo and I like you am waiting with longing for brighter days

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    1. Good news Kate, spring came to call on us today.
      It was fantastic and I made the most of it. I hope you got to see it too.

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  17. What a lovely park. Ah those wonderful Melbourne trees and parks.

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  18. Oh me, oh my, Neesie, fancy you trotting back into town just as I've left! Good choice of parks you made here! Thank you for catching up with me on my Myanmar hols.
    See you soon somewhere in the world!
    Wren x

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