had an excellent Wednesday yesterday. Although was still working on mental balances throughout the day.
left the hotel at 9am. Went to the Lentils as Anything branch at Abbotsford. Volunteer-run, vegetarian-based food. Had breakfast there. 2 plates. Lovely food!
Then caught the bus back into the city, and went to the Melbourne Museum. They had a Vikings exhibit there. That was worth going to. The rest of the building is quite kids-friendly, and kids-oriented, as an art space. The 'indoor forest' was a great place to sit at.
Then met up with my friend at Federation Square, and spent a couple of hours at the National Gallery of Victoria (ngv). Outstanding experience. A really full collection. Super impressed.
Visisted a couple of bookstores in the city after that. Oh - just as I got off the tram in the city, there was a young violinist performing with some recorded music playing (mainly a simple rhythm track). Sat there for about 20 minutes. Was energetic and lively stuff!
Then walked to Minotaur bookstore (a pop culture place, lots of Doctor Who, comics, and collectible figures) - quite a spacious basement location - and then to City Basement Books, which is a second hand bookstore. What a maze! But all lovingly organised into categories like Fiction, Biography etc etc. A true labor of love. That was also a huge basement area. Wowzies.
Had dinner at Crossways - which is a Hare Krishna cafeteria. A fixed price (8 bucks), and you get a set plate of food, and a dessert. It's a charitable outreach effort.
Got back to the hotel at 6pm, with a 1L bottle of water. Sat down for a couple of hours, before calling it a night. Good dreams again - in response to inner seeking.
It's 7am now, and will be flying back to Sydney on a 830pm flight. Haven't figured out today yet - but will be out for a few hours, before collecting my bag to leave.