Hello Rein,Thank you ... I'll add the Victorian markets & the wine regions to my schedule
You don't have in your list the Victorian markets. Great place for all sorts of foods, stall, leather and other goods. It is large and I personally like markets so lots of things to photograph.
What about the wine regions? There are a number around and lots of cellars door sales.
Melbourne has trams, so you can include them in travels and photos. In the centre of town the trams are in the middle of the road, while cars are either side. Something interesting happens when there is an intersection and cars want to turn right (we drive on the left) but trams have right of way - hook turns! The most unusual way to turn, probably hard to portray in one image, but you should at least see it done while you are there.Thanks ... will do.
Yes Cricket! My eldest son really likes cricket, he did remind me of the Ashes series ... we'll try to squeeze in a few hours at the MCG ... I wish it was a T20, instead of a test match, coz we're only there for 15 days and one of the days will be a day trip to Sydney ... so the schedule is a bit tight. About 10 years ago I used to work for Travelex (they used to sponsor Australian Test team when they tour outside Australia), at that time I got to meet the entire Aussie test team ... I even have miniature bats with the signatures of Mathew Hayden (my all time favorite batsmen), Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Bret Lee, Glen McGrath, Mark Waugh, Michael Slater,Justin Langer, Ricky Pomting ... got to shake hands with them and take a few snap shots, so it was pretty awesome.
The Fourth ashes test match (cricket) will be played from the 26th dec until 30th in Melbourne. But unless you know about cricket, it might not be your thing and definitely not something that would appeal to teen kids + wifey. I love it though, but picture ops are few and you really need a long lens as all the "action" is in the middle.there might be rules as to what you can bring in too.
There are many cafe and food places, lygon street for one. Night shots there?Yes that sounds good ... I'll definitely get some night shots ... any suggestions on where I can get good night sky without light pollution? want to make some star trail time lapse.
There are old buildings, you mentioned architecture so you will find them, big and small. A local cr reader might be better with specifics. Old building + trams and tracks while you have an espresso in hand, camera in the other, you'll have a great trip. Post a selection when you get back if you don't mind.I will definitely post lots of pics ... my family & I are very excited to see your beautiful country.
Thanks for all the tips.