Our return from the mountains, a stretch
of 1,000km+, lead us through Melbourne
the capital of Victoria where we stayed with
my sister. From there the long 700km stretch
home.I can no longer travel the distance in one
day, so we like to spand a night in Horsham.
Horsham is a very well-to-do town in the western
wheat belt of Victoria. For us it boasts a number
of attractions, a Motel with a comfortable Q'sized
bed right next door to one of our favourite eateries,
Toys Chinese Restaurant. There is also a garden
ornament shop where the Prof. has been known to
splurge in a very big way.
Leon Toy is a remakable person. Sixth generation
Australian Chinese, the family still speak their
language. Apart from having built up this beautiful
restaurant, Leon had a grand vision and has established
a Chinese garden wonderful to see. Many water features
filled with Lilies and Fish and spanned by bridges, a
mini-golf course tucked away in greenery and to top it all
a beautiful version of the great wall of China to enclose it.
Come and see for yourselves.
Street facade with restaurant in the
One of the ponds with the beginning of the great
wall on the left
the Prof. and Leon Toy discussing garden progress
Some magnificent Waterlilies which are there
in a abundance
part of the eating area where the food that Leon
cooks is always delicious, the service friendly and
everything spotlessly clean
the place is decorated with art treasures. these
are two of the clay warriors shipped from China
for an exhibition.
Detail of an exquisite screen inlaid with mother
To finish, another view of one of the ponds.
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As always, my appreciation to the MY WORLD/
SkyWarch team for being our hosts and mentors.