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Old November 12th, 2007, 05:24 PM   #101
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Old November 12th, 2007, 05:54 PM   #102
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Just saw a news item on tv of a poor Kangaroo running loose on the streets of Melbourne!
Thankfully he was caught before getting hit by a car.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #103
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Just saw a news item on tv of a poor Kangaroo running loose on the streets of Melbourne!
Thankfully he was caught before getting hit by a car.
What about the cat being eaten by a snake, did you see that?

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Old November 12th, 2007, 09:53 PM   #104
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Just saw a news item on tv of a poor Kangaroo running loose on the streets of Melbourne!
Thankfully he was caught before getting hit by a car.
really ?? is it recent news?
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Old November 13th, 2007, 02:09 AM   #105
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Here's a few of the great 'Forum' in Melbourne. (Formerly The State Theatre)

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Old November 13th, 2007, 02:20 AM   #106
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Just saw a news item on tv of a poor Kangaroo running loose on the streets of Melbourne!
Thankfully he was caught before getting hit by a car.
Yeah saw that on the news yesterday too. Unfortunately the northern suburbs of Melbourne are rapidly expanding into bush where kangaroos live. With the drought they now increasingly roam into the suburbs and get caught on the wrong side of the major ring road in Melbourne's north. My partner lives in that area. his brother and sister in law have both hit kangaroos on the road, there are a lot killed on the Northern Ring Road. Very sad.

Thanks for the pics Dean.
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Old November 13th, 2007, 06:01 AM   #107
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Here's a few of the great 'Forum' in Melbourne. (Formerly The State Theatre)

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Thanks for those...he he...obviously your collection is extensive and complete...from distance the building looks beautiful but having a close up inspection one can see the peeling facade...thanks again...great work!!!
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Old November 13th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #108
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I really appreciate the historical photos, guys...... thanks so much!
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Old November 13th, 2007, 08:09 AM   #109
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I really appreciate the historical photos, guys...... thanks so much!
hey buddy..I am new to this site but noticed your interest for this city...I would have to thank you for your interest in Melbourne...would love to visit Canada one day...take care!!!
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hey buddy..I am new to this site but noticed your interest for this city...I would have to thank you for your interest in Melbourne...would love to visit Canada one day...take care!!!
TB is our Melbourne bitch!!

He is lovely guy and his thread of the TO is awesome

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Old November 13th, 2007, 12:09 PM   #111
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TB is our Melbourne bitch!!

He is lovely guy and his thread of the TO is awesome

BTW- welcome Primal beauty to SSC
Alibaba...thanks for your introduction, and nice meeting you as well...some great postings of yours on this site,buddy...so Toronto boy is a Melbourne bitch...he he...I guess, he is not the first foreigner to be seduced by our old lady Melbourne...and thanks for those sublime pics on the other post of Skylines...until next time!!!
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Old November 14th, 2007, 01:56 AM   #112
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Gappa's great garden gambol, part 1.

Continuing on with the series of fulfilling people's requests, here is a little tour of some of Melbourne's parks and gardens.

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Melbourne is often termed the 'Garden City' due to it's plethora of wonderful gardens and parks. After getting off the train at Flinders St Station, I went for a walk through some of the oldest, starting with the Queen Victoria Gardens.


This is the interior of one of Melbourne's Comeng trains.
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And this is FSS from the inside.
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It's just a short walk down St Kilda Rd to the Queen Victoria Gardens, one of Melbourne's smaller gardens but forming part of a continous strip of greenry along the Yarra, starting with Alexandra Gardens and ending in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Poor old Ed, always upstaged by his Mum. He doesn't get a garden of his own but instead has to make do with a corner of hers.
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The garden is quite English in character (apart from the palms).
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Here's the old girl herself. As someone once said on the popular TV show 'Thank God You're Here', "She's one saucey bitch!"
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We now cross over the Tan - Melbourne's jogging track popular with desk-bound lawyers and business types trying to sweat away those doughnuts - into Kings Domain.

The Tan.
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Here we find the Sidney Myer Mucic Bowl, Melbourne's premier outdoors venue. If you're lucky enough you can get a spot of grass near the fence and hear a concert for free; I once did this while Neil Young was playing.
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Now we come to the forboding entrance to the Royal Botanical Gardens, it looks like some sort of medievil torture device! I think we'll have a rest and try to pluck up the courage before passing this spiky portal.
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Stay tuned for part two.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 11:37 AM   #113
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phwoar, amazing. outstanding, you're brilliant
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Old November 15th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #114
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Gappa's great garden gambol, part 2.

Alright fully rested? Convinced that it is just a gate, and not about to impale us on it's million spikes should we step through it? Good, let's continue then.


Through the thankfully benign (but strangely evil looking) portal into....
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....the Royal Botanic Gardens!
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Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens were established in 1846 (11 years after the founding of Melbourne) by Governor Latrobe, and have been a favourite amongst Melburnians ever since. Covering some 35 hectares (87 acres) it's going to take us awhile to look around, so let's get going.

First stop is the Temple of the Winds.
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As we continue on we can spy Government House through the trees. I wonder if the Governor is in? (If you're smart you can tell.)
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Ahead we find verdant lawns, turtle filled lakes and many a shrubbery
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It's still early so there's not many people about; just the odd couple going for a romantic stroll (or not so romantic by the looks of these two).
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And mum with bubby in pram.
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Are we really in the heart of a city of 3.75 million?
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"Tweet tweet yes tweet."
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Next we arrive at the lakeside teahouse. It's overpriced so I hope you brought a picnic!
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The city's not very far away.
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With all this lawn I feel like a game of bocce or croquet (very popular in Melbourne's parks)!
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Damn! No San Pedros here. I mean um ah.....nothing.
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Moreton Bay Fig.
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Not quite sure but this one looks like a little boab.
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For a temperate city Melbourne sure loves it's palms.
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Now we enter fern gully with it's cool moist air and stands of bamboo (and ferns).
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And out again.
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Can you tell how the paperbark got it's name?
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Now for a quick stroll through the rainforest (watch out for the misters).
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And then pop out this gate to recuperate a little by watching those even more exhausted than us.
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We'll be going back in soon so don't go too far, part three's just around the corner.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #115
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So impressive as usual Gappa. Thank you.
Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens would have to be the best in the country.
Queen Vic would be smiling in her grave.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 04:16 PM   #116
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A good virtual tour you did there! I bet you saved some people the money that they would have to spend just to go to Melbourne! Now they could just look at this thread and see the whole city here!
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Old November 16th, 2007, 02:41 PM   #117
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although experiencing of being in Melbourne yourself is is very enjoyable ...

btw - can one of you Gappa or Planks to capture the new Bourke Mall xmas lights.. i was there tonite - its nice ...
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Gappa's great garden gambol, part 3.

Alright had enough of watching sweaty people? Let's hop back inside and complete our little tour.

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Lucky I've got a water proof camera.
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I think this fern kind of looks like an emu.
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This fine fellow is Baron Ferdinand von Mueller. He was one of the parks earliest directors, and established the National Herbarium.
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The sun's starting to poke it's head out from behind the clouds, and the park is starting to fill with people.
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The National Herbarium.
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The children's garden.
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And out we go, through the main gate and past the old observatory.
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If you're hungry there's a calorie van.
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And also here's the free tourist shuttle. Catch this to many sites of interest.
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Now all we have to do is walk back down through King's Domain and along St Kilda Rd to Flinders St Station, where we're meeting my brother.
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This is the Victoria Barracks; in all their bluestone glory.
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Down we go past the VCA.
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And the National Gallery of Victoria.
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What's that being constructed? It wouldn't happen to be even more arts buildings for Melbourne?
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The Famous Spielgeltent is in town. Does it ever leave?
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Even more arts projects in the pipeline.
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The Eifel Tower it isn't; but us Melburnian's love it all the same.
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Not very!
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And finally we arrive on the FSS steps; now where's Simon, I want my birthday lunch!
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Keep 'em coming, gappa! Don't stop!! We need our Melbourne fix!!
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great works michael

just came back from St Kilda- Soul Mama restaurant
i wish i brought my camera- spectacular sunset and skyline looks stunning
whilst people were dancing salsa in the Bath
just awesome

next project?
shall go there sometimes....
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