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Old November 27th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #241
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Thanks for the info! Maybe I can convince Ali to go on a fact finding mission (fortified by a few pints of lager) and take some photos!
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Old November 28th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #242
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Sydney's is much more concentrated on one area than Melbourne. In Sydney these area's are along Oxford Street (Taylor Square) towards Kings Cross.

However Melbourne has several gay area's. The Northside's scene tends to revolve around Smith Street, Collingwood- and the industrial district east of that (Abbotsford), where you get alot of underground warehouse dance parties. Here the gay scene is much more grungier and is somewhat more similar to the type of crowd you'd find in places like Berlin.

The Southside (as in, south of the river) is South Yarra's Commercial Rd, which is (ironically) much more commercial and mainstream. That's where you find the big gay clubs pumping out chart hits, and drag bars, etc..
There is also St. Kilda which is home to Melbourne's gay pride celebrations in summer.

But overall I can't really speak for Sydney- maybe ask someone from there. The two cities generally provide different scenes.
TB - the above explanation is pretty accurate - thanks Alphaville

Melb precinct is pretty small and spreadout....

our 'straight' little pretty boy Gapster is living in the heart of the Gay precinct - South Yarra commercial road.. so i will post some of his photos or ask him to post more photos around his neighbourhood

BTW - his bro Simon is a dish too !
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Old November 28th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #243
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Nice work folks... more please
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 01:23 PM   #244
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Nice work folks... more please
just like Gappa ... bit lazy... been too many shoppings and eating out... leading up to hot summery Christmas down under

be patient... more to come soon
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 09:34 PM   #245
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LOL! "hot summery Christmas!" Not where we're sitting!

Well, I got out in -13c after a blizzard to take some photos so there is no excuse now for you and Gappa!
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 02:38 PM   #246
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Southern Star Observation Wheel

Southern Star Observation Wheel

Just checked new thing recently opened in Melbourne tonight

















the bridge to get into the wheel



time to go up









and at the top




The view of West side of Melbourne... very industrial and few constructions are going on












The view over the CBD - Skylines







and the Bay, Docklands harbour & Surrounding




official site

http://www.thesouthernstar.com.au/me...ase.aspx?id=14

official photos - at night






it was fun.. but at night/sunset will be more spectacular..

it was 120m tall and it was a smooth ride...

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Old January 3rd, 2009, 03:40 PM   #247
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nice pics of the wheel and surrounds....I can't wait to go myself.
The vantage point is obviously lower that Mel's other 2 obs decks but I'm sure it gives a different 'feel' and just as breath-taking view.
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 05:04 PM   #248
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Very cool views! How much do they charge for a ride and how long does it last?
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 05:28 PM   #249
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$29 for an adult IIRC. It's pretty expensive (you could almost buy a yearly membership to the Rialto observation deck for that price) but I'm still planning to go up at least once.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 01:03 AM   #250
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Those shots have a lot of reflections Ade; do you think it's just because of the setting sun? Curved glass is always going to be a bitch with reflections.

Thanks for the great shots!
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Old January 4th, 2009, 01:37 AM   #251
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TB - it lasted 30 minutes... very smooth movement... i wasnt scared

yeah GP - i just realised too many reflections on my pictures....

next time i will go at around 8.30 pm for twilight
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Old January 26th, 2009, 01:55 PM   #252
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Australian Open 2009 - Grand Slam of Asia Pacific

First day of Australian Open

A hot day - spent all day and night at the ground... wandering aroud the outdoor courts


























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ahhhhhhhhhhhh............ summmmmmmmer......... just a vague, distant memory
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Looks like a good time, alot of people are going to burn in that sun..
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Nice to see the photos from the Aussie Open. I've been watching it here on tv.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 02:51 PM   #256
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went there again tonight for 3rd time.... it was 38 degree C!!!
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LOL! "hot summery Christmas!" Not where we're sitting!

Well, I got out in -13c after a blizzard to take some photos so there is no excuse now for you and Gappa!
Indeed
Greece christmas was cold, (not too cold like Toronto) with maximum temperature at noon: 8 C
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Old January 28th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #258
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Melbourne is currently experiencing its worst heatwave in over a century, check this out:

27/1 - Max: 38c
28/1 - Max 43c
29/1 - Max: 43c
30/1 - Max: 40c
31/1 - Max: 40c

1/2 - Max: 34c
then down to a cooling:
2/2 - Max: 26c
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Old January 28th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #259
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Summer is far-away from north hemisphere
anyway: awesome pics
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i am slowly melting.....
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