Day 30 of Australia Adventure - Melbourne., Australia - May 16th 2010

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morning in Melbourne

Day 30 of Australia Adventure - Melbourne., Australia  - May 16th 2010

Today is another day in Melbourne, I make sure to get up early today and check more of Melbourne today. I have later in the afternoon the Australian Football Game to go to at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds.
I make my way down to the Victoria Harbour, not many people around as it is early Sunday morning. Harbour area is very nice and many shops are all in this area. Closed at this time as it is like 8am. People are setting up some open markets here for today in area. Lots of interesting and colourful buildings in the area. As well the Ethiad Stadium is on the waterfront, another stadium for Cricket and footyball is played here.
I make my way later on to the Yarra River and see it for the day time views, after crossing an amazing looking bridge.

I walk down the Yarra river and stop for a post morning - afternoon meal at the same Asian food place as yesterday, still very good.  
Then later I make my way and go explore the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. Very amazing as it is huge and lots of water fountains here. I visit the Remembrance shrine of the Australian Navy and lots of good rainforest walks here as well, that profile the region.
Overall a very nice place and would love to explore more but I need to get to the Melbourne Cricket Grounds for the afternoon game. I arrive at the MCG and go in, and take my seats, which is in the lower reserve area. First time for going to a sport like this as this is going to very different for me. MCG is a very big stadium to which it has seats for over 100 000 people. Todays game are with 2 teams, one called Richmond and the other is Hawthorne.
Melbourne Cricket Grounds at the Aussie Rules Football game
There are many thousands of people at this game. I go and get a meat pie and a beer to enjoy the game. On getting the beer they have an odd system of concession. Here you have to line up once to order your beer and get it. Then you have to line up again to pay for it, a very length process, not really fond of it. All well, I make it back to my seat to watch the start of the game.
I wish I knew the rules of the game better to appreciate it, as it was like watching with a blindfold on. AFL is a very high scoring game and the athleticism is very amazing, beats NFL anytime.
People are cheering very loudly like going to any North American sports game, so different is always good.
I could go on with the game, but I figure the pictures tell the story better.
The team Richmond wins the game and everyone leaves the stadium.
EThiad Stadium where Footy ball is played and Cricket
I then have some more time after the game to explore the Botanic Gardens again, before the sun goes down. It is an amazing experience and I truly enjoy it. check out all the photos I have to describe this better. Then I make my way back to the shopping mall and have some asian food at the same food court as earlier, but very good. Make my way to a Supermarket to pick up some snacks and then off to hotel and too bad. Reason as I have a early start tomorrow for I am doing a tour of the Great Ocean Road, more details and next day�s blog.

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skyline at night
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Melbourne at night
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photo by: jendara