Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Montsalvat, Eltham

Finding ourselves in the neighbourhood one weekday, and with a couple of hours to spare, we decided to visit Montsalvat. 
Another place I'd driven by a hundred times, but had never thought of visiting until this day.
Montsalvat, Eltham

Montsalvat, Eltham

Every corner we turned revealed another gorgeous old building; some seemed like farm cottages, others were more old Hollywood glamour, while the Grand Hall felt like a medieval castle.
Montsalvat, ElthamMontsalvat, Eltham

Wandering aimlessly around the grounds was a great way to explore the place. Everywhere we looked there was something interesting, fascinating or beautiful - or all three!
Montsalvat, Eltham
We'd climb stone steps outside and grand timber staircases inside...
Montsalvat, Eltham
 ...and peek through archways to paths leading to the next building.
Montsalvat, Eltham
Montsalvat, Eltham
Polished slate, leadlight windows, heavy wooden doors, red rusty farm vehicles  - all set amidst lush green gardens blooming with a kaleidoscope of Spring colour.
Montsalvat, ElthamMontsalvat, ElthamMontsalvat, ElthamSuch a beautiful setting for a wedding or other special occasion and an equally fabulous workplace for the many artists who create and exhibit in the studios on site.Montsalvat, Eltham
7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham 
When: Daily 9am - 5 pm
Why: arts, architecture
How much: $14

Nearby: Edendale Community Farm

No comments:

Post a Comment