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Old July 11th, 2008, 05:56 AM   #161
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Camberwell

Just a quick tour of Melbourne east Camberwell and its groovy Art Deco cinema RIVOLI

This is part of blue ribbon Melbourne neighbourhood - leafy and rather old moneys circle. The area is dotted with prestigious private schools and its only around 5-7 kms from the city center. The area can boast some of famous people whoe either grew up or live in this area (and surround) such as Cate Blanchett, Kylie Minogue, Geoffrey Rush and Dame Edna

I go to this part of town regularly and the cinema is used often for the big Hollywood movies premiere with its star walking in red carpet.....
The last one was for Narnia (with the boys were in attendance).

I just live about 10 minutes drive from Camberwell
On the way to C'well - you can see the City Skyline from a distance






The carpark has been built up for a project called The Well - mixed used for apartment/shops/office






The Rivoli


















There are some good restaurants/cafes around the cinema ... its good to catch up with friends after a movie





i didnt manage to get inside the cinema (for taking photos) - maybe next time. It has original art deco staircases and magnificent furnishing. The cinama screens itself are state of the art though...


bit of info re Rivoli

The Rivoli Cinema is a beautiful example of Jazz or Streamline Moderne styles mixed with Art Deco. It opened on 11th October 1940 with Ray Milland in "French Without Tears" and a total seating capacity of 1,644 in stalls and circle.

It was twinned in December 1968 and then had a seating caapcity of 679 in the former stalls and 400 in the former circle. This closed on 25th April 1999 as the then owners Village Theatres intended to build an additional six screens on adjacent land.

Recently renovated in keeping with its original style, the complex now has eight screens which opened on 4th May 2000. The original screen located in the circle area still retains much of the 1940's decorative detail and has seating for just under 500 people in comfort. The cinema also has a cute roof garden overlooking some of Camberwell
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Old July 11th, 2008, 11:14 AM   #162
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Firstly congrats on learning how to resize your photos.

Secondly welcome home.

Thirdly why didn't you invite me out when you were in Camberwell?

Fourthly great shots of Camberwell.

Fithly dinner this week?
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Old July 11th, 2008, 02:24 PM   #163
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Firstly congrats on learning how to resize your photos.

Secondly welcome home.

Thirdly why didn't you invite me out when you were in Camberwell?

Fourthly great shots of Camberwell.

Fithly dinner this week?
1- thanks... photobucket did it themselves... i didnt do it
2 - thanks again... i am sooo black - you wont recognise me
3 - that was last 2 weeks ago - on 22nd june - prior to my holiday.. i did SEND you text then!
4 - thanks.. bit overcast
5. dinner - hmm - what about Museum thingy on Sunday? -re Melbourne story? or wanna do Art Deco on Wed night.. just came back today but want to do it again - so good
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Old July 11th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #164
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An Art Deco Day Out

An Art Deco Day Out


Every winter, the National Gallery of Victoria showcases the blockbuster exhibition and this year its all about Art Deco -

Art Deco 1910–1939

28 June to 5 October 2008
Open daily 10am–5pm
Open until 9pm every Wednesday
Ground Level, NGV International
Admission fees apply

This winter 2008, the National Gallery of Victoria is the exclusive Australian venue for a major exhibition of the celebrated and popular style, Art Deco. The exhibition is the most popular program ever mounted at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, which houses one of the world’s great collections of Art Deco. The exhibition comprises over 300 works and covers all artistic media from painting to photography, fashion to film and architecture to jewellery. Spanning the boom of the roaring Twenties and the Depression–ridden 1930s, Art Deco came to epitomise all the glamour, opulence and hedonism of the Jazz age. It was the era of the flapper girl, the luxury ocean liner, the Hollywood film and the skyscraper.

Art Deco burst onto the world stage at the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale, and quickly swept across the globe. Its influence was everywhere: it transformed the skylines of the cities of New York to Shanghai and shaped the design of everything from fashionable evening wear to plastic radios. Its influence was felt across all areas of art and design, including decorative arts,architecture, fashion, art, graphics and film. The new aesthetics were also found in industrial design, furniture, transport, communications and in household items. Above all, it became the style of the pleasure palaces of the age – hotels, cocktails bars, nightclubs and cinemas.

Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Official sites

http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/artdeco/

http://www.visitvictoria.com/display...7C3ADFF8ED97F/

http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/


Having returned recently from Bali and still in the 2 weeks holiday mood... we decided to go to this long awaited event....

Started with late lunch then on to the Gallery at St Kilda Road

on the way - i took some photos --- Melbourne in Winter.... brrrr







The Melburnian apartment








The almost finished Melbourne Recital Theatre (known as the honeycomb)







The majestic Eureka



The entrance of Gallery for the show













The inside entrance





Unfortunately - we can not take any pictures inside the gallery.... it was awesome exhibition with multi mediums used - ie sound, slideshow, video to complement each other


Some of official photographs - source http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/artdeco/



Napier WALLER
Australia 1893–1972
‘I’ll put a girdle round about the earth’ 1933 (detail)
oil on canvas (triptych)
271.0 x 693.0 cm (overall)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased, 1979
© Napier Waller Estate




Oliver BERNARD (designer)
England 1881–1939
Foyer from the Strand Palace Hotel 1930–31
glass, chrome
370.8 x 447.5 x 444.7 cm (overall)
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Accessioned, 1969 (Circ.758-1969)
© V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum, London




AUBURN AUTOMOBILE COMPANY, Auburn and Connersville, Indiana (manufacturer)
United States 1900–37
Cord 812 Westchester sedan 1937
160.0 x 180.0 x 500.0 cm
Private collection, Melbourne
Photo: courtesy of Brian Scott


The show attracts hundred thousands of viewers - about around 30-40% would be from interstate visitors... the first Winter Blockbuster exhibition - The Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay held in 17 June to 26 September 2004 - broke any record of any art show attendances in Australia

We stayed until closing time 5PM - people just reluctant to leave

back to the city - on the way to Carlton for dinner

The sun has set yet the city just started to party....





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Old July 11th, 2008, 06:10 PM   #165
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Loved the Art Deco pics.. thanks for posting them!
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Loved the Art Deco pics.. thanks for posting them!
no worries...will go to the city to take more photos today...
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Do you live in a suburb? Or, are they called satellite cities there?
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Old July 15th, 2008, 11:48 AM   #168
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Over here, you either live in "the city", which is loosely defined as the CBD and its immediate surrounds or in a suburb, which carries no negative connotations.

You then get terms like "inner suburbs", "outer suburbs" or "the sticks" when you need to be a bit more specific.

Oh, and Camberwell is a brilliant place, pity about all the NIMBYs living there who don't want to see their inflated property values decrease due to new, denser development.
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Beautiful city.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 01:45 PM   #170
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Do you live in a suburb? Or, are they called satellite cities there?
as Invincible states... i live in surrounding suburb - within Metro Melbourne. precisely I live in a middle suburb (not quite inner as my home is worth less then $1 M! )

Camberwell is inner east.... mine is around 15-16kms from city...
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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:42 PM   #171
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Melbourne Museum & Royal Exhibition Building Carlton

Royal Exhibition Building Carlton

Last day of my two weeks holiday - I decided on Monday to go to the city to chill out and be a tourist in our own town

I went to have lunch at favourite cafe @ Centerway laneway and the cafe owner Gianni has missed me so much and he refused to receive payment from me ... oh well !?

Then head off to Carlton to see the exhibition of Melbourne story at Museum and guess what?
When I went to pay for admission fee... the attendant asked me if i was a student (ooh compliment.. i was blushing). I said well I was.. not anymore ...Then he said - well cos you were... i admitted you for free! well.. hmm why not?














Gardens








Melbourne Museum - at rear












Lobby

Melbourne Story Exhibition






Melbourne in 1880s










One of the mighty Melbourne legends - Phar Lap


An early dwelling in the city








Australian Coat of Arms


Melbourne as temporary Capital for newly Federated Nation 1901

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation_of_Australia


sorry bit blurry!


The ever sprawling city (oooh no!)





time to go back by tram








Final destination - sitting in a cafe by the river overlooking the eastern skylines - with a glass of Victorian Shiraz in my hand.... aah heavenly!
I realised that I have missed my city so much....! Some cute waiters were entertaining me and chatted away whilst i was @ cafe
Such a beautiful and friendly city....
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FANTASTIC Ali ... we also met some gr8 waiters with a wicked sense of humour, we haven't laughed as much in ages. DAMN ! I miss Melbourne toooo much
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I'm pining to visit it!! Will I be made fun of because of my weird Canadian accent?!
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Yes!
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Excellent!!! No one will understand a word I say!!
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Excellent!!! No one will understand a word I say!!
you will be allright.. just keep smiling... and be polite... and they will love you...

we survived with those kiwis....
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Like they say in French:

"Sois belle et tais-toi"

(stay pretty and shut up!)
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Great work Ali, your photo skills are improving out of sight!

I might go see the Art Deco exhibition after work on Wednesday when the gallery's open to nine. Looks really interesting!

Good to see that the fountain is up and running. Sure we're in a drought but turning the fountains off is just too depressing, they should keep them on for morale purposes.
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Great work Ali, your photo skills are improving out of sight!

I might go see the Art Deco exhibition after work on Wednesday when the gallery's open to nine. Looks really interesting!

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Thanks Gap

Let me know re Art Deco!
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Let me know re Art Deco!
Bah! Couldn't make it as I was held up at work for two hours! Maybe next week?

More photos please.
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