Friday, December 31, 2010

The Heart of Melbourne Video

You may have noticed I have not posted for the last couple of weeks, and the reason is very simple. Pauline and I were away on our annual vacation in Melbourne.

And what a wonderful city it is! Filled with a metropolis of skyscrapers yet it retained a natural beauty of greenery and scenery that embodies the spirit of Australian people.

Australians are naturally friendly and warm, and this warmth is greatly reflected within the city of Melbourne.

We were there for an entire week, and the highlights of the city and around the city were unending. So unending, that we decided to let our video tell the story instead.

But just to mention a few, we would highly recommend Twelve Apostles, a truly majestic and breathtaking sight. And the Yarra wine country, where the landscape and the fresh air perfectly complemented the beautiful wine and cheese that was served there.

And of course, this is a food blog, and there were lots of great food in Melbourne. From the Asian flavors in their Chinatown area, to the rustic yet authentic (and delicious!) Italian fare along Lygon Street.

And our own personal fave, the Hopetoun Tea Room, situated in the Block Arcade along Collins Street. It is a throwback to the great English tradition, but yet it was the food and flavors that etched a long lasting memory for us.

And right at the end of our adventure, near the Nobbies, we were fortunate to discover the perfect rainbow that was beautifully captured on film.

Enough said. We give you, the Heart of Melbourne video.

Written, filmed, edited and directed by Silver Bed Productions.
Shot and edited entirely on Apple's Iphone 4 and 10,000m above the ground on SQ 228.
No koala was harmed in the shooting of this video.
"Flower Child" performed by Lee Dewyze.