After taking our two grandchildren home to Melbourne I spent a few days with them at their home and then I went to Melbourne to spend a couple of days in the city. I had booked in to a hotel for a night and so I had two days in Melbourne, all by myself.
I am usually in Melbourne with my husband so this time I went to those things that would not be of interest to him. While there I visited the Melbourne Cricket Ground, known worldwide as the MCG.
I have only been there once before as a spectator at an Australian Rules Football match, this time I did the guided tour and visited the National Sports Museum.
Melbourne considers itself to be the sporting capital of the world and after having spent two days there while the Australian Open Tennis Tournament was on I could only agree.
Outside courts at the Australian Open.
Sporting facilities are so easy to access from the city and travel by foot is certainly not out of the question. I did all my travel by foot and I am no spring chicken!
I took many photos of the MCG and was delighted that there were security photos for an impending cricket match visible for us on our tour. Just click on the photo to enlarge it.
The facility is amazing and we were able to access the Long Room and view the associated memorabilia.