In Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens I came across what seemed to be a secret garden hidden off the main path. This cottage was built in 1850 to house the people who looked after the gardens. It is a traditional wooden 19th century home that you see a lot of in and around Melbourne. I thought that the garden in the foreground was worth including as the plants seem to frame the cottage nicely.
One of the oldest and most historic amusement parks in the world, Luna Park was opened in December 1912 and has been operating ever since. It was the first of four Luna Parks built in Australia (the only other one left is in Sydney). Although I didn’t venture onto the rides it was great to see some many people enjoying them even on a cold and overcast day.