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This miscellany farewells Melbourne (for now) and summarises the pleasures it gave me: the Queen Victoria Markets;  architecture and its details; amusing signs; nature; sculptures; food and cafes; reflections; a 20th floor apartment and its views; and, of course, trains, trams and people.









Here’s a list of things I missed this time, as I begin shaping my next visit:

1:  A whole day in the Australian part of the NGV, especially its Aboriginal galleries

2: A visit to the Centre for the Moving Image

3:  One or more of the street art lanes: Caledonian Lane, Union Lane, Degraves St, Centre Place, Duckboard Place, Yarra Place and  AC/DC Lane

4:  The arcades, early in the morning

5:  The immigration museum

6:  The State Theatre to see its artworks, if not a performance

7:  Skydeck

8:  The golden mile heritage trail

9:  Dome to Dungeons tour of the State Library 

10: A few stately homes

11: 19th century Carlton