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November 23, 2012



Week end in Melbourne, visiting family and friends

Week end à Melbourne, visite de cousins et amis

Wanda with Yola, Chen and their granddaughter Anabelle 

Our friends Yola and Chen put us up for a couple of nights. This was very helpful since all the hotels were fully booked since many weeks. The famous Melbourne Cup was taking place the same week end.

Nos amis Yola et Chen nous ont hébergés chez eux, dans les faubourgs de Melbourne. C’était bienvenu, vu que tous les hotels de la ville étaient complets depuis plusieurs semaines déjà. La fameuse Melbourne Cup (course internationale de chevaux) avait lieu ce même week end

 Downtown Melbourne / Centre ville

Central Station / Gare Centrale


Chinatown – cheep barber shop / coiffeur pas cher

Chinatown, with Yola and Chen 

Victoria Market

Lygon Street


Hats in the city

After the Races

Hats heading home after the race, some of them slightly tipsy (maybe)

Durant la Melbourne Cup, les dames portent leur plus beau chapeau et les hommes leur meilleur complet veston

Grégory Porter in Concert

At Toff in Town

Great singer, great concert, great public

Wanda relaxing in Yolas house and protecting herself of the ¨cold¨

Frederic Valton and family

Shelly, Frederic and little daughter Chloë, almost 2 year old

Paul and Chloë

Chloë and Shelly


Frederic, Wanda, Paul

Shelly and Frederic

Albert Park (Fred’s neighbourhood)


February 6, 2010

Short visit to Melbourne on February 1, to attend a meeting for my work. This was my first time in Melbourne

Courte visite a Melbourne, le 1er février, pour assister à une réunion de travail. C’était la première fois que je me rendais à Melbourne.

J’étais de bonne humeur, Federer venait juste de  gagner le soir même son 4ème Open à Melbourne (son 16ème Grand Chelem).



Central station

almost full moon

What I saw of the city was beautiful. But I must admit I did not see much, only the downtown area, around the hotel where I spent the night. I will have to come back