Friday, 17 October 2008

bike ride


Today I went on a bike ride. I stopped along the way for a bit of a rest, to take in the scenery and eat my apple. I rode down a bike track that goes along Merri Creek, and even though it's just kilometers from town, it feels beautifully secluded.


silk dress – arrabella ramsey (in a brilliant, 70% off sale)
silk slip (underneath) – thrifted
shoes – witchery, several years ago


The main part of the track was actually closed today, so I stopped a little earlier than planned in a little clearing near the water. This spot sums up what Australia has looked like, so far, to me – lush green trees and parched, orange-brown earth right next to each other.







The sun is really bright, and I didn't want to stay out in it for too long. There is also something kind of creepy about these places; I don't know if it's because I know killer-insects are there with me, and just the harshness of it all in general, but it is very different to, say, English country side. It sounds and smells different, too – it's so exotic! I'd like to film a little of it.





music jose gonzalez cycling trivialities

32 comments:

gemmabear said...

squeeee! i want your dress! :D

Brigadeiro said...

Gorgeous gorgeous shots! I can't believe that's in Melbourne too! Speechless...

fashionatelyyours said...

That dress is gorgeous, and I love those shoes too!

loou said...

that dress is so sweet, i wish i had a dress like that. adorable outfit once again!
x

thevintageyear said...

I looooooooove these photos. Merri creek is just so awesome, I live right near there too! I love that there's little pockets of Melbourne that look like this, so secluded.

dlittlegarden said...

What a gorgeous location! I never really imagined any of the spots I've seen in your photographs when I think of Australia. It's charmingly pastoral. I had a pen pal from Victoria when I was a kid, and from the pictures she sent, her part of the country seemed so different. I'd love to go some day and see the changing landscapes myself. *sigh*

Nadine said...

I want that dress... soo cute! And gorgeous pictures!

Shannon said...

Some of these photos remind me of Picnic at Hanging Rock!

I wish I had a bike. I will have to settle for the apple and the book in my yard.

Romeika said...

It looks like a lovely place!

WendyB said...

Gorgeous photos.

e.k.peyton said...

the landscape really does look wild. your dress, coupled with the setting reminds me of Alice in Wonderland...and also the Wizard of Oz! beautiful photographs as always!

Sal said...

MORE amazing photos. You make me feel like I'm picnicking with you, lady. Love the collar on that lovely frock.

sara said...

you and this blog are so beautiful <3

a cat of impossible colour said...

Gorgeous dress! And - bike ride and an apple? You are enviably healthy.

Christina said...

These photos of you are so beautiful!

muchlove said...

Gorgeous spot. Gorgeous dress.
In fact, your whole blog is just gorgeous!

Eve said...

What a wonderful spot! Lovely shots and that dress is adorable!

Louise said...

You look just darling in that dress. I love that you can go for a bush walk (or cycle) and still look super-glam in a pretty dress... makes me tempted to put all my casual clothing into storage.

Blogette said...

So cute. How do you manage to look so cute and ladylike whist cycling??! Lovely pictures. That dress is so darling. Love the collar.

Rachael said...

Gorgeous dress, gorgeous pictures.

SuriMay said...

wow. very pretty and almost surreal looking! for some reason this reminds me of 'picnic at hanging rock' despite the fact that you're not wearing all white and a straw hat. haha must be the scenery! :D loving that dress!

Parapluie said...

That looks so nice! Your dress is so cute!

Mila said...

Oh so beautiful, both you and the environment.

Wish i was there with you. ;)

Mila.

Robyn said...

This is going to sound silly, but to me a girl in a cute dress cycling along on a pushbike has always been my quintessential Melbournian image, and you do it beautifully :) I always want to do that come spring, then realise I'm hopeless on a bike.

esme and the lane way said...

Thanks very much for your lovely comments!

dlittlegarden: was it a lot greener in your friends photos? Apparently it used to be – I've been here five years and have seen the ponds in parks get drained and kept empty, because of the drought. But spots along the creeks in Melbourne can be quite lush after winter, and it's lovely. :)

acatofimpossiblecolour: and this morning was coffee and croissants on the sofa! :)

Robyn: haha mine is a very heavy and therefor stable old-lady bike, and I hit a top speed of around 9km'hr – I'm no athletic speed demon! :D

Lavender said...

I am in awe of your ability to ride your bike in heels.

Miss_Red said...

Gorgeous photos, we really do have some hidden gems of scenery in Victoria! What a lovely day, a bike ride, book and a little bit of sunshine - bliss!
The dress is gorgeous on you! Very delicate.

A dreamer said...

i gotta say, the creek looks so much better in your photos than it does in real. ahah

esme and the lane way said...

Lavender: really, it is not hard at all – try it one day!

Miss_Red: we do, at least before it gets really hot! And thanks!

A dreamer: but some bits are so beautiful! Have you been down behind Rushall station? Leafy goodness!

Ms Unreliable said...

You inspired me to go on a bike ride during my latest road trip adventure - it's so nice to explore little corners of a town that you'd never otherwise see.

I didn't think to wear a beautiful dress though, so my photos aren't nearly as lovely :)

xoxo said...

So old-fashioned. I LOVE it! =)

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