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Old May 10th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #21
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I like the combination of old and new buildings, its why I prefer it more than Sydney.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #22
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First street you find entering the city from the east.

Spring Street, Marvellous Melbourne

Photographs taken over the past three years.

From south-end to north-end

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To my mind, Melbourne is the queen city of the south; Africa, South America and Oceania cannot boast a city as beautiful as this.
Fernando Villaamil 1893





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Parliament House, a good spot to photograph trams.







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Old May 13th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #24
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so lively place!
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Old May 15th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #26
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Russell Street, Marvellous Melbourne

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Old May 15th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #27
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Old May 18th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #28
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Elizabeth Street, Marvellous Melbourne

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Old May 18th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #29
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The Queen Victoria Market was officially opened on 20 March 1878, despite markets operating from the site in varying forms prior to that date.
The Lower Market (bounded by Elizabeth, Victoria, Queen and Therry Streets) is the oldest part of the Market. It was originally set aside in 1857 for a Fruit and Vegetable Market due to over-crowding and congestion at the Eastern Market but the location was unpopular and the market gardeners wouldn’t use it. Instead it was used as a Livestock and Hay Market until it was permanently reserved as a Market in 1867.











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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:28 AM   #30
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Old May 21st, 2008, 03:01 PM   #31
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Queen Street, Marvellous Melbourne

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Old May 21st, 2008, 03:02 PM   #32
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Below, Former John Smith’s House at 294-308 Queen Street.









Next three, The Queen Vic Market at the end of Queen Street.







The last two show the view looking south from a Melbourne Terrace apartment.



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Old May 21st, 2008, 04:41 PM   #33
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lovely photos, Collector. loved the classic Katsalidis in that last set, too.
now please give us a break to appreciate and comment!

please don't post all those pics without leaving us some room to say anything.
Melbourne is great.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 05:38 PM   #34
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there seems to just be a good shot of something new on every corner of Melbourne. love the art deco, love the modernism and the really cool shapes of some of the buildings. I love this too, great way to keep an old ugly building in the skyline without tearing it down:



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Old May 22nd, 2008, 01:45 AM   #35
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Main text from Melbourne Architecture

Hero Apartments
(former Russell Street Telephone Exchange and Post Office)
114-120 Russell Street, north-east corner of Russell and Little Collins Streets
1948-54 Commonwealth Dept. of Works
Hammond and Allan (bas-relief sculpture)
1999 Nondas Katsalidis (Hero Apartments conversion)

The first postwar government building of any size completed after 1945, the Russell Street Telephone Exchange and Post Office marks a crucial stylistic shift between pre- and postwar attitudes to the metropolitan public building. Construction took five years, with the result that its interlocking cubic design, projecting glazed panels and cream brick appeared dated when it was finally completed in 1954. Another exchange at 378 Flinders Lane (1952-54) follows a similar compositional palette. Unusually, the Russell Street building combined a postal hall at ground level, the interior design of which echoed 1930s Italian Modernism. A dashing striped floor and outside smart metal grill work, stainless steel telephone booths (since removed), three massive pink granite stylized Doric columns and bas-relief sculpture mounted on the cream brick wall above the footpath were mannered ornamental inclusions beneath large first- and second-floor glazed panels that, in functionalist fashion, revealed the machinery of the exchange within. As the exchange is located on Russell Hill, in 1956 the building gained special status by briefly serving as a relay station for newly arrived television.

In 1999 the building was converted into boutique apartments with retail at ground and basement levels.

How it used to look soon after the original building was completed.



Below, my own shots show the new boutique apartments conversion.







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Old May 24th, 2008, 08:28 AM   #36
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William Street, Marvellous Melbourne

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Old May 24th, 2008, 08:29 AM   #37
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The next three down show the Law Courts, William Street (Lonsdale Street to Little Bourke Street), designed for the Public Works Office by architects Smith and Johnson.
Foundations were built during 1874-5, and the buildings during 1877-84.









Next four down with text from Walking Melbourne, The National Trust Guide to The Historic and Architectural Landmarks of Central Melbourne.

Former Royal Mint
280 – 318 William Street

Constructed in 1872, and designed by JJ Clark, this is considered one of the finest examples of Renaissance Revival in Australia. Freestanding on its site, the building is finely detailed, and the elegantly proportioned first floor, with its paired ionic columns, is reputedly inspired by Bramante’s Palazzo Caprini (c1505). The complex, with corner guardhouses and perimeter wall, once included a Coining Hall, Melting and Assay Departments to the rear, unfortunately demolished in 1968. It was originally a branch of the Royal Mint, London, and minted only gold sovereigns until 1916, and then all Australian coins from 1927 to 1967. Long the home of the marriage Registry and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, it has been leased to the private sector since 2001.







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Old May 24th, 2008, 10:19 AM   #38
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What a FANTASTIC city - we have just returned form a 4 day visit in Melbourne and I admit that I am so jealous of you all who live in Marvelous Melbourne. We are definitely going to call Melbourne home in the not-so-distant future.

I also have loads of pics, my camera is still cooling off .... thanks for the great pics and all the wonderful memories.

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Thankyou Sydney, absolutely loved your photo essay as well!
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Great pictures, great job...your camera does a great job of showing the detail of the architecture.

Melbourne looks like a beautiful city.
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