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Old January 22nd, 2009, 02:04 AM   #421
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Work is frying my braincells. I need a holiday.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 02:56 AM   #422
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What an excellent thread. It took a fair while to get through but really captures Melbourne so well. What a great city.
Thanks!

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Well done, gappa. Good assignment and you covered the festival beautifully! Was it an annual
street festival for the Vietnamese community?
See Invincible's reply; and thanks!

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It's Chinese New Year so all the cultures that celebrate it will usually have put on a street festival. There's the one at Richmond depicted above, then more at Chinatown, Footscray, Box Hill and two festivals at Springvale.

Next weekend will be the street festival at Springvale, which happens to be the suburb I live in. It's my birthday party the night before but I'll do my best to show up and get a few photos of it.
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How can you not know this game? :P

It's a classic fairground/street festival attraction, possibly because it is a form of unregulated gambling. There's a grid on the table marked out with various amounts of money between 40c and $10 and you throw a 20c coin at the table. If it lands cleanly inside a square, you win the amount written on it.
Never had it at the Foster show Sounds like a great way to get rid of your loose change.

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I didn't realize Vietnamese people celebrated Chinese New Year! Looks like it was a very fun festival.
Very yummy festival

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Vietnamese New Year is on a differant day as of Chinese New Year, but they do, do the same things on New Years with the usual lucky red pockets well Vietnam use to be apart of the Chinese Kingdom! and have strong cultral ties between the 2 countries. Vietnamese is atcually abit of french & chinese!
They had the same firecrackers and dragons just like at Chinese New Year. I guess they both celebrate the lunar new year.

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Very nice gappa, and I do envy your apartment views.
And I just envy your apartment full stop. We finally got our curtains put up on Tuesday. Everything's finished now!

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Hmm very strange. Oh well.

I was just saying that when I was in Melbourne I visited the Chinese History Museum and they have a dragon in there going all the way up the stairs and through some of the basement that I think is one of the biggest in the world.

Hopefully Gappa or someone gets some photos of it when it comes out for Chinese New Year as it will look really great out on the street with all the festivities going etc.
Yes that's Dai Loong, the largest Chinese dragon in the world.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 11:34 AM   #423
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Old June 11th, 2009, 12:47 PM   #424
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Great photos invincible!

Well it's been six months or so, so why not post some photos? No objections? Right then let's get on with it!

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Old June 11th, 2009, 02:11 PM   #425
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Old June 12th, 2009, 02:34 AM   #426
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YAY you are back ! These pics are bringing back good memories of my time spent in my most favourite city. Thanks Gappa. The pics are GORGEOUS mate.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 05:45 PM   #427
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Why does the ''shotput thrower'' always seem to have his ball missing, i only ever see it once in a blue moon..
Gappa, why you no post pics of our fair city anymore in Ozscrapers pic threads ??
These threads are seriously low on quality Melbourne content.
Great pictures too may i add......
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Old June 12th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #428
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Gappa, wonderful to have you back posting photos! You have been very much missed!
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Old June 13th, 2009, 02:45 AM   #429
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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

i thought this was really hot having the hidden bar entrance in the alley. melbourne looks sweet and i can see why it is on the rise.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 02:50 AM   #430
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QUOTE=city_thing;18695400]Will taller, Better actually be in town? It'd be cool to have him around.

We could sponsor his flight down, like he's some 3rd world child in need of massive re constructive surgery or something....[/QUOTE]



i wish i could meet you. you seem like such a cool person.
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QUOTE=city_thing;18695400]Will taller, Better actually be in town? It'd be cool to have him around.

We could sponsor his flight down, like he's some 3rd world child in need of massive re constructive surgery or something....


i wish i could meet you. you seem like such a cool person.[/QUOTE]

Good luck! He won't even meet his fellow Victorian forumers! (Except Archi. Maybe they have a thing going?)

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Old June 13th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #432
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Those photos by @gappa are indeed very nice, awesome thanks a lot for those
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Old June 27th, 2009, 01:12 AM   #433
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i wish i could meet you. you seem like such a cool person.
Good luck! He won't even meet his fellow Victorian forumers! (Except Archi. Maybe they have a thing going?)

Thanks for the coments guys.[/QUOTE]

actually i was referring to you and the asian looking lady (at least that what the avatar looks like) that posted on this thread alot. y'all seem cool.


thanks for the cool thread. melbourne seems nice. i could rock australia. its just like texas, way too hot!!! i want to start a houston thread like this. take peeps on little visual tours and such. it really makes my day at work cooler traveling around the world this way. my comapny has offices in melbourne too. so who knows, maybe one day i might pop up there. that would be sweet.

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Great pics!
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Old June 27th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #435
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Old June 27th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #436
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City Thing!! If you want to sponsor me on a trip to Australia as a third world child I would be over the moon with happiness!! I could be in need of some emergency tinnies of ice cold Australian beer!!!

gappa, please forgive me for posting a photo in your thread, but I think you may enjoy it. One of the bands playing out on the streets last night for our
Pride celebrations were from Australia!! Complete with digeridoo! I took some pics of them in honour of my good friends Down Under!!!

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It is a great photo indeed; i would like to see more photos from Melbourne, please
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this would have to be my favourite melbourne thread i'd say...
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Old November 17th, 2009, 09:20 AM   #439
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Gappa, you lazy son of a gun! Get your camera out and snap some piccies! You lucky people are headed into summer, so show us some Spring shots!
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i liked the pics of Melbourne at mid year, which equals winter
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