Happy birthday dear Melbourne…

…Happy birthday to you!

The 30th of August is Melbourne Day, and today Melbourne was 175 years old.

Melbourne Day Birthday Cake
[Melbourne Day Birthday Cake]

Although Melbourne Day is an official day, it’s not an official holiday, so it’s not celebrated with gusto. Most people don’t know about it actually. If you were to pick a true Melbourne Day it would probably be Melbourne Cup day. It’s the horse race that stops the nation, and we get a day off for that one.

Melbourne Day Flags
[Melbourne Day Flags and St Pauls Cathedral]

There were various celebrations on around the city, and the one thing I wanted to see was the replica of the Tall Ship Enterprize. Well it’s not very tall, but it is still special. This was the ship that brought European settlers on the northern bank of the Yarra River on the 30th of August, 1835.

Enterprize
[Enterprize at Melbourne Docklands]

While free admission to the Enterprize was excellent, the freebie of the day award would surely go to the Melbourne Day Coffee Cups, a useful and oh so appropriate Melbourne themed giveaway.

Melbourne Day Coffee Cups
[Melbourne Day Coffee Cups]





Comments

  1. The world is full of crap freebies but those coffee mugs look awesome – nice design, nice colours! Happy birthday…

  2. The world is full of crap freebies but those coffee mugs look awesome – nice design, nice colours! Happy birthday…

  3. Happy Birthday Melbs, oh how I love thee! I’m glad you were born.

  4. Happy Birthday Melbs, oh how I love thee! I’m glad you were born.

  5. I’ve actually been to 2 previous Melbourne Cups and can’t wait to visit this November. Hope to see you soon, Melbourne! 

  6. I’ve actually been to 2 previous Melbourne Cups and can’t wait to visit this November. Hope to see you soon, Melbourne! 

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