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Arty And Crafty …


converted spaces

for art and craft.


Large bright courtyard

music concerts




play at regular intervals.


Local craftsmen

colourful textiles







beautifully crafted

bags, belts, boots.


Portrait artists

skilfully sketch

using crayon



This unique space

city fringe

attracts many

to visit



the Old Meat Market

creatively redeveloped.


City of trams



art and craft


dinner on the tramcar



Comments on: "Arty And Crafty …" (49)

  1. schon Toll !!!!

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  2. I would love to be on this beautiful, artistic city fringe! You have some truly wonderful imagery working in this fabulous poem, Iris.

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  3. You really bring this colourful event to life. I’d love to visit πŸ™‚

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  4. What an amazing array of artisans and craftsmen at this market! In my mind’s eye I can picture everything so clearly and vividly; for you’ve described the scenes perfectly. Thank you for taking me with you on this virtual tour, Iris. I had so much fun! ❀

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  5. Sounds a lovely place to be.

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    • Yes, it is! The building has been beautifully converted and this is one place in the city that adds to the character and vibrancy with its art and culture… simply very attractive to draw people to visit and enjoy. Glad to have you here and good to hear from you, Gallivanta. πŸ™‚

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  6. Sounds like a place I’d like to visit. πŸ™‚

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    • Well, come on over or is it down under πŸ˜‰ you would enjoy, Diana. This art and craft place is in the city with a park and gardens nearby… or the visitor might want to have lunch or dinner on the tram while seeing the sites of Melbourne! Glad you could join us and lovely to have you visit… thanks for your company! πŸ˜ƒ 🐨 🌲 🌷

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  7. Wow! Iris, this sounds like the perfect day out with all the crafts in one place and yes, definitely dinner on a tramcar!! A lovely and enjoyable poetic recreation of your arts fest and a great way to share with us all. πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

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    • Delighted to have your company , Annika… my shout as the aussies say, for dinner on the tramcar! Welcome on board!! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the lovely thoughts, and glad that you enjoyed this tour of Melbourne… 🐨 🍸 🍝 β˜• πŸ˜ƒ

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  8. Dear Iris .. you are in my favourite city, how I love and miss Melbourne! Hugs

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    • Hi Julie, yes, I can understand that… it is a great and fun city! I think the gardens, the arts and cosmopolitan culture make the city exciting and vibrant. Thanks for your time here and so nice of you to share your thoughts… love and hugs ❀

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  9. I could get lost in this place, Iris! πŸ™‚

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  10. What a lovely marketplace you’ve described so eloquently! I had a blast. Thanks for letting me tag along.

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  11. I wish I were there ,.. πŸ™‚

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    • You would enjoy this trip to the art and craft, and cultural space, Luisa. It is a thriving and bustling place …. lovely artwork and craft pieces… and of course music to inspire by some very talented musicians! Thanks for visiting and for your interest and time here… benvenuto!! πŸ˜ƒ 🎢 🎻 🎨

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  12. Dear Iris, this sounds like a wonderful place to visit. It reminds me of Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver, Canada. Lovely. ❀
    Blessings ~ Wendy

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    • Hi Wendy, I know you would enjoy and fit in here… your artistic talents and love for the arts too! Yes, it’s wonderful to have this beautifully converted former Meat Market into this bustling cultural centre right on the city’s fringe in Melbourne. Your Public Market in Vancouver sounds great and lovely to visit also! The island must be very popular to tourists and locals alike. I do appreciate your sharing and for your time here, Wendy. ❀ Thank you for the interest and welcome to Melbourne even if it’s virtual… my friend. Much love, Iris 🐨 🎨 🎢 🌲 🌷

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  13. Sounds like the perfect place to me! All the arts combined together. Do you have a favourite stand? πŸ˜„πŸŒΊπŸŽ¨πŸŽ­πŸŽΆ

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    • Hi Sarah, delighted to have your company here! 🐨 πŸ˜ƒ It’s all very exciting at this creative centre… I would say the music concerts by the students of the Melbourne Conservatorium would be most appealing to me. 🎢 🎻 They give of their time and share their talents in these recitals here … really thrilling and wonderful to listen to! πŸ‘Œ 🎺 Thanks for your thoughts on this and I am sure you’ll enjoy browsing around this place… perhaps take some time to do a few sketches? πŸ˜‰ 🎨

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      • The music concerts would draw me too especially when they are played by students. ThereΒ΄s every summer an event here called Young Euro Classics when young students from all over Europe travel to Berlin to give concerts. TheyΒ΄re always wonderful and a real joy. πŸ™‚ Have a very lovely day, Iris! πŸ™‚ πŸ’•πŸŽΌ

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        • It’s interesting to read that these students get to share their music when they give recitals there in Berlin. An excellent event, Sarah. Good to know what’s happening in Europe! You too, have a great week… πŸ˜ƒ 🌹 ❀

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