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Old February 21st, 2008, 12:56 PM   #241
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Am I not invited too????
you didnt invite me in my other thread ... ms biatch...
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Old February 21st, 2008, 03:03 PM   #242
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Am I not invited too????
No invitations required to the party of gappa, it's a love in!

Thanks for all your kind words guys.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 05:01 PM   #243
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i was excited for the prospect of having Menage e trois... but now -... hmm ...
The more the merrier!!
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 11:36 AM   #244
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kinky boy!

like this...?

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Old February 22nd, 2008, 11:38 AM   #245
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 06:07 AM   #246
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I'm moving to Melbourne in April, so I'll be living there when you arrive. Every young person in Australia is moving to Melbourne at the moment. It really is the place to be.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 02:33 PM   #247
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I'm moving to Melbourne in April, so I'll be living there when you arrive. Every young person in Australia is moving to Melbourne at the moment. It really is the place to be.

Your so write me friend from sheffield in the uk is moving to melbourne with a few other brits i no but all in all a truly great city.
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 04:34 PM   #248
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i have to see this melbourne place when in oz! dont hear much of it
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 04:56 PM   #249
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Sounds like Melbourne is a city on the rise!!
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 06:15 PM   #250
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Everyone who is in melbourne is invited to an Ozscrapers meet, as long as they know the secret handshake*.

(there is none :p )

Great thread gappa keep up the ramblings around town. Perhaps I should get out more often and do something similar.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 07:29 AM   #251
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Will you be in Melbourne in May ? We are meeting up with Alibaba and Gappa for
for a drink???

I never thought of that... i thought for something else...

of course - we will try our funky laneway bars - sometimes after work
or lunch?

i am working in the city - collinst st - so easy to manouver...

looking forward to seeing you all - the new Melburnians
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Old February 25th, 2008, 09:04 AM   #252
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A Little Laneway Liaison.

A Little Laneway Liaison.

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Melbourne is famous for it's many laneways and arcades, which are spread throughout the CBD. These small alleys are filled with many interesting bars, cafes, boutiques and artworks - not to mention a vast array of colourful graffiti and stencil art. In many ways this laneway culture is indicative of Melbourne herself; quirky and introverted, contemporary yet secretive - she definitely hides her best qualities from those outside. In fact you could say that to discover the 'real' Melbourne you have to get off the beaten path and wander down through her hidden passages and secret byways.

Recently I went for a wander through a small selection of these insular little roads, mainly in the two blocks bounded by Bourke St to the south, Latrobe St to the north, Elizabeth St to the east, and Queen St to the west. The 'main' laneway here is Hardware lane, which runs parallel to Queen and Elizabeth Streets, and is about halfway between them. Surrounding it are many and varied smaller lanes, some filled with restaurants and shops, and some still just being used for rear/service access.

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Here's Hardware Lane. This laneway is extremely busy during the week at lunchtime servicing all the business people who come down for some eats. However on the weekends (when I visited) it is pretty sleepy as it's not really near any of the CBD's major shopping or cultural precincts.

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This shot is looking east down Little Bourke St. This is Melbourne's outdoor/adventure district where rock climbers and other extreme sport enthusiasts come to buy their gear.

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Back to Hardware Lane.

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North of Lonsdale St, Hardware Lane becomes Hardware Street.

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Looking east down Little Lonsdale St.

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The laneways north of Little Lonsdale are mainly service orientated, and give a glimpse of how the majority of Melbourne's back alleys used to look. You can see a group of three people in a couple of these shots. They were doing a photo shoot and the model was in nought but her underwear. Score one for gappa.

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The motorbike repairman got an added bonus for coming into work on a weekend.

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The amazing 'Republic' tower is showcased here. It's designed by the same architect who did the Eureka tower.

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I then walked down Latrobe and Little Lonsdale streets to Southern Cross Station, these were on the way.

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Old February 25th, 2008, 12:24 PM   #253
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Sydney, the thing about Melbourne is that the coolest bars in the city are hidden behind doors that look exactly like this:

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They have no signs or lighting, you really need to hear about them through friends, as not many of them advertise either. It's a way of bars maintaining a certain kind of clientèle, as you hear about them through friends rather than a trashy night life magazine.

These lanes are FULL of bars. Some of them can be impossible to find. Make sure you pick up a deck of the infamous Melbourne bar cars when you arrive. You get a pack of 54 cards, each with a different bar and a map. They're a good way of getting your mind around the scene, and can be handy in finding places.

Don't forget the inner city suburbs though, that's where all the action really happens
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Old February 25th, 2008, 12:32 PM   #254
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We should go for a drink at either...

Misty on Hosier Lane
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Or Horse Bazaar, on Little Lonsdale (a cute video intallation gallery/bar/lounge that does great mojitos)
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I <3 Horse Bazaar!
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Cool bars... ok, let's go to one of them!
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Old February 25th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #256
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Now if you were Australian, you'd have just said "**** it, let's go to both!"
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Old February 25th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #257
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If you wander around Melbourne's lanes at night you'll see the strange sight of dolled up and fabulous people walking down rubbish strewn alleys and entering non-discript doorways. Or see burly Samoan guys seemingly standing in the middle of no where, where in fact they're the bouncers for a hidden bar.

I seemed to miss this one. I wonder what lies behind the door of Farewell Lucy-Coconut?

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Hell ! some of those lanes look scarey Thanks for all the info boys, we are looking forward to our experience
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for a drink???

I never thought of that... i thought for something else...

of course - we will try our funky laneway bars - sometimes after work
or lunch?

i am working in the city - collinst st - so easy to manouver...

looking forward to seeing you all - the new Melburnians
We like to "do it" in Public places
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Old February 26th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #260
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Hell ! some of those lanes look scarey Thanks for all the info boys, we are looking forward to our experience
i think this part of town is not the most popular/developed sections for the laneways - althought around Hardware lanes are pretty busy....

there were new venues opening up recently there...

btw - Sydney - we 'can do it' in those laneways too



few other suggestions to the Bars

Sister Bella
http://www.theage.com.au/news/bar-re...276876772.html

it has good review

or this one - ooh so Melbourne cos its behind unmarked door
The Gold Mountain
http://www.theage.com.au/news/bar-re...486371917.html


or new Seamstress (it has glowing review in GT magz)
http://www.theage.com.au/news/bar-re...740448262.html

or Mdme Brussell for sexy waiters in shorts (as you said?)
http://www.theage.com.au/news/bar-re...337271410.html


soo many choices
so little time
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