Lake Mountain Resort and Bruno’s Art & Sculpture Garden | Marysville, Victoria, Australia

One of the other highlights of our road trip was the trip up to Lake Mountain! We cannot confirm if we are going to try skiing or anything of that sort but the thought of being able to see and play in the snow is so awesome!

[Melbourne | Australia June & July 2016]
27 June 2016
LAKE MOUNTAIN RESORT AND BRUNO’S ART & SCULPTURE GARDEN

27 June 2016: Drive up to Lake Mountain Resort | Marysville, Victoria, Australia

27 June 2016: Drive up to Lake Mountain Resort | Marysville, Victoria, Australia

27 June 2016: Drive up to Lake Mountain Resort | Marysville, Victoria, AustraliaWe definitely cannot deny the fact that the snow-covered forest that lined both sides of the road makes it a really scenic drive up to the resort. But that aside, the road was wet and icy from the rain that morning. Worse still, it was really foggy at certain areas so every twist and turn on the road ahead left all of us in the car all so tensed up! It was certainly quite a ride!

Lake Mountain Resort | Marysville, Victoria
27 June 2016: Lake Mountain Resort | Marysville, Victoria, Australia

27 June 2016: Lake Mountain Resort | Marysville, Victoria, Australia
I cannot remember exactly how long was the drive up but it was a relief when we finally arrived at the ski resort! And seriously… Too bad it was a rainy and foggy morning. It was so slippery every where and the old bones of ours just don’t seem to agree with even the thought of sliding down the slopes on a toboggan.

27 June 2016: Lake Mountain Resort | Marysville, Victoria, Australia
This girl, all properly wrapped up and ready to go!

27 June 2016: Lake Mountain Resort | Marysville, Victoria, Australia

27 June 2016: Lake Mountain Resort | Marysville, Victoria, Australia
We found a nice and quiet corner dedicated for big little kids to hang around to play in the snow. There was a half completed snowman, a trail of rabbit droppings that led us to find a stick of carrot and it is not difficult to find twigs to complete Mr Snowman’s look… So we decided to finish it! Smile Mr Snowman~

Bruno’s Art & Sculpture Garden | Marysville, Victoria
27 June 2016: Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden | Marysville, Victoria, Australia

27 June 2016: Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden | Marysville, Victoria, Australia
After taking lunch and staying a little while more at Lake Mountain, we decided to return to warmer conditions in town before the sun starts to set and only to find it as rainy as up in the mountains. Haha!

And when we got back to Marysville, we decided to drop by Bruno’s Art & Sculpture Garden to take a look around!

27 June 2016: Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden | Marysville, Victoria, Australia

27 June 2016: Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden | Marysville, Victoria, Australia
Aside from the art and sculptures sitting among the lush plantings, we actually spotted a few photos like those above showing the damage after a bushfire raged through Marysville and the garden on 7 February 2009.

The Black Saturday Bushfires massively damaged townships and homes in Victoria and took the highest number of lives in Australia’s history. And it was seriously quite depressing to see what little was left behind after the fire died out.

27 June 2016: Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden | Marysville, Victoria, Australia

27 June 2016: Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden | Marysville, Victoria, Australia

27 June 2016: Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden | Marysville, Victoria, Australia
But Bruno, the artist behind this gallery set in a lush rainforest garden, had chose to stay in Marysville to rebuild his home and restore the gardens and his sculptures.

And I have to say that he sure has got an eccentric taste to his art pieces. The sculptures and their faces were far from cute or friendly and the garden feels rather creepy to walk through. Haha!

27 June 2016: Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden | Marysville, Victoria, Australia27 June 2016: Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden | Marysville, Victoria, Australia
And talking about creepy… there is this one sculpture standing alone in a corner, back facing us from the walkway. We had the only man in the group to check it out first and only to realise that on the other side, we were staring back at ourselves!  Look who is limiting themselves with their own fears! Creepiest but the most meaningful one! Haha!

27 June 2016: Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden | Marysville, Victoria, Australia
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live…

27 June 2016: The Tower | Marysville, Victoria, Australia

27 June 2016: The Tower | Marysville, Victoria, Australia
Enough of freezing our ass outside, getting all wet in the rain or scaring ourselves with creepy looking art pieces…  We went shopping at the one and one supermarket and got ourselves some cup hotels to enjoy in the comforts of our hotel room! Good enough to call it a day! 🙂


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