Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Serendipity

I had a brief 24 hours in Melbourne, so spent much of the time tearing around the city. After dumping my bags I walked down to the markets to see if my handpainted stocking lady was there to replenish my supplies (she was, yay!).







As I rounded the corner, I was met with a sea of rainbow umbrellas in Hosier Lane.

Even as a spectator, this seemed like a magical event.

It summed up (and set the tone) for my much needed break and luxurious trip (of time and for me to nourish my soul in art and indulgence).







A later google discovered this as the purpose. I realise Humans in Melbourne is probably I page I need to follow before my next trip. This is the mural they mention in the post.



So while there will be many more things that made me happy in that 24 hours (see my Insta for clues) I will say that the serendipitous art or experience really made me feel lucky to be given this chance to recover a bit of me. 



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18 comments:

  1. Good timing to catch that display.

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  2. Oh wow! All those rainbow umbrellas are amazing. What a sight to see. x

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  3. Love the rainbow umbrellas! Have a great week. Sylvia D.

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  4. What a great way to immerse yourself in the city Lydia! Love the colour and the whole concept. Visiting from Denyse's new Wednesday linkup.

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  5. What a bright, happy photo Lydia. The rainbow of umbrellas would have been a beautiful sight. #WWP

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  6. Oh I love all that colour Lydia - it reminds me of the pictures of that street in Portugal (?) that has them all suspended from above. BTW you'll have to share some pics of your painted stockings - they sound amazing.

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  7. What fortunate timing! Those colorful umbrellas made me smile too.

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  8. Hi Lydia - that looks gorgeous! What a lovely uplifting idea. I'm envious of your trip to Melbourne even if it were brief. I adore Melbourne. Hopefully I'll get back there again one day soon!

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  9. Wow! That really looks lovely! A nice idea.
    Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/09/the-next-generation.html

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  10. That's a colourful crowd for sure!

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  11. How wonderful they're able to coordinate participants. And a lovely community event.

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  12. I love that you found those colourful umbrellas by accident..I liked Melbs a lot when I went there for Blogging conferences in 2012. Thank you so much for joining in the first week of Wednesday’s Words & Pics Link Up!

    I am glad to have reconnected a lovely blogging community here and look forward to more sharing as we move forward.

    See you next week, on Wednesday 14 September 2022 if you have a post to link up!

    Warmest wishes and appreciation from

    Denyse.

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  13. What an amazing surprise! And so colorful, too.

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  14. This is beautiful, I do so love rainbows. Thanks for sharing and for linking up with #MySundaySnapshot.

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  15. Surprises like that often happen in Melbourne! It's all about being at the right place at the right time. Next time you're down I'll shout you a coffee!
    Thank you for joining My Sunday Best meme.

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