This post follows on from our post - Melbourne Bound 1a.
We continued exploring while waiting for our train, in Bourke street.
An hotel, formerly an historic police station:
The photo can't capture how massive and heavy the double doors are:
A sense of the old police station still remains:
Street scenes also in Bourke street:
Acerules sketching in a shopping centre (mall), she wore my leather jacket most of the day:
Waiting room, in an old Melbourne building:
One of the famous graffiti murals to be found in Melbourne's laneways:
So we found at the end of the day we had a long wait for our coach home. We wandered into St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, where no photos were allowed without a permit, though I got this one of Acerules sketching the main altar wall. It is a magnificent building. An officiant asked us if we would like to stay for Evensong, which is a mostly sung, prayer service. It was really heavenly music. The choir stalls were facing each other, the choristers were grown adults. Apparently children sing on different nights. It was a really traditional English service, just beautiful, tucked away from the bustling city streets outside.
All photos are copyright Acerules.
A must see, virtual tour of the cathedral