Previously: Part I: Singapore
Our first stop in Melbourne was the Royal Children’s Hospital, a large medical centre exclusively for the treatment of child patients. In the drowsy early hours after our flight, it was our first attempt of navigating the city, and its suburbs.
The visit was a very meaningful one for the group, as it was a chance for the group to visit the hospital’s oncology ward. For most, it was the first time they would meet the children that The Joshua Foundation’s work supports. It was an emotional experience for everyone.
A relatively short flight from Singapore left us in downtown Melbourne, a wonderfully vibrant city, its slanting streets intersecting in a criss-cross alongside the Yarra River.
As part of our stay in Melbourne, we had a morning tour of the Neighbours studio, including the real location of Ramsay Street. Jonny and Liam were less excited…
On the way back to the hostel, I took some portraits of The A Team (as our little group was known). I like how they turned out!
Check back later this week for Part III: Conservation Volunteers Australia!
This series of posts document The Joshua Foundation’s 2009 trip to Australia, as part of their Oz Experience fundraising program. They include a sample of photographs and text from my book documenting the trip, available as a paperback and free PDF at Lulu.com.