Wednesday, 13 January 2016


The Abbotsford Convent is located in Abbotsford, Victoria, an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The Convent is in a bend of the Yarra River west of Yarra Bend Park, with the Collingwood Children's Farm to its north and east, the river and parklands to its south and housing to its west. During the 19th and part of the 20th century the 6.8 hectare site was occupied by one of the largest convents in Victoria.

Today the site and its buildings are used as an arts, educational and cultural hub, the grounds, historic buildings and gardens are occupied by and host artisans; community and cultural events and cultural institutions, a community classical music radio station (3MBS), a Steiner School (Sophia Mundi), live music performances, a gallery, theatre, markets, bakery, bar, cafe and an organic pay-as-you-feel restaurant.

There are 11 buildings on the site; the Convent, Convent Annexe, St Euphrasia, Providence, Rosina, St Mary's, Mercator, Magdalen Laundries, Sacred Heart, Industrial School and St Anne's. And all of this by the Yarra River, only about 3 km from the City centre.

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. Pretty. Looks like a wonderful trail through some lovely scenery.
    Thanks for sharing at

  2. I would like to take a walk on that trail, pretty series of images. Happy Wednesday!

  3. wonderful.... wonder how i would feel if i were to walk inside

    Have a nice abc-day / week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  4. Oh how I love those types of shots of the abbey. Loved your post.

  5. Oh I love how it's peaking out from the woods. Amazing shots.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  6. Lovely. I've been to Abbotsford in British Columbia several times and didn't realize there was an Abbotsford in Australia. But...I'm sure there are a lot of cities around the world with the same names!

  7. Impressive building! You got some nice reflections too.

  8. Sounds the ideal place to spend time.


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