Being a civilised place, shops are open until 6pm on a Sunday. I managed to visit 5 antique centres, a huge market, several op shops, lots of shoes and clothes shops and more.
So, yes, there are lots of reasons why Melbourne is great, here are just a few.
Lots of beautiful tree-lined streets.
Trams. I love them. Sydney and Brisbane don't have them, so they have enormous novelty value for me. Wasn't sure how I'd fare dealing with them in traffic, but I was fine.
Lots of antique centres. Obviously. They all seem to be full of enormous cabinets, not much that can be touched/handled.
Lots of single-storey colonial terraces with cottage gardens...
And many very beautiful, grander old homes to admire while
This is one of the huge emporium-style op shops I went to.
I love the heels on these shoes (not the snake print though).
And the name of this vintage shop, Fat Helens. Sorry not a great pic, I was too excited to take good photos.
And lastly, brooch overload. Can you believe I didn't buy one single thing all day?! How good am I. Nah, don't worry, I'll be spending tomorrow!