We recently visited Geelong for the day. We were there for the Robert Ingpen Exhibition which I mentioned in a previous post. It was terrific. So good to see the actual paintings and drawings used to illustrate so many books.
As well as visiting the exhibition I wanted to visit the National Wool Museum as my brother and sister-in-law had told us what a wonderful museum it was and indeed it was.
The museum is housed in one of Geelong’s old bluestone buildings.
We then walked along the foreshore to the Botanic Gardens. It was a lovely sunny day and the bollards were looking particularly splendid.
The detail on the bollards is amazing.
The Botanic Gardens were a cool oasis from the by now very warm sunshine.
These bollards are part of the Baywalk Bollard Trail. The bollards are from timbers and piles from the city pier, demolished in 1980. The bollards represent colourful characters from the city’s past.
We were staying in Melbourne and the trip from Melbourne to Geelong is about an hour on the train.