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Old May 26th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #41
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Melbourne looks like a phenomenal city! Great thread.

At the same time, I've never seen so many failed architectural experiments in one place before. These are amidst a lot of fantastic historic and new buildings, and a good vernacular. I'm sure architects love being able to go nuts and do their own thing.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 07:06 AM   #42
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King Street, Marvellous Melbourne

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Old May 27th, 2008, 07:36 AM   #44
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Melbourne looks amazing!!! I have the impression that it offers a great quality of life.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 08:56 AM   #45
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Melbourne looks amazing!!! I have the impression that it offers a great quality of life.
Melbourne has held the title Most Livable City twice already in recent years and is nearly always in the top five of that survey.

I live in the city centre and absolutely love it!
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Old May 27th, 2008, 09:11 AM   #46
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Wow! This is surely the best photo thread ever. Great pics, really captures the architectural style well.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 01:34 AM   #47
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Thanks everyone!

A King Street aerial, notice the heart shaped plant room on the top of the building opposite the Stock Exchange.



One of my own from the Rialto.



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I know that theswe photos were taken a couple of months ago asa it looks like summer and we havnt had blue skies like that for a while. Nonethe less I love M Town.
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Collins Street, Marvellous Melbourne

Photographs taken over the past three years.

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The next four down are of Collins Place.













Above and next two below, interior of 101 Collins Street.










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The first thing, I think, that strikes a man who knows the three great modern cities of the world –London, Paris, New York –
and is walking observingly about Melbourne is that Melbourne is made up of curious elements.
There is something of London in her, something of Paris, something of New York, and something of her own.

Francis William Lauderdale Adams 1884




Above and below, inside the Kay Craddock’s Antiquarian Bookshop at 156 Collins Street.


The Georges Building.
Georges was known as the ‘smallest department store’, or ‘the biggest little store’, or even ‘the biggest boutique’.
Sadly the store closed down in the early 1990s and made a brief comeback again in 1998 only to close down again a few years later.





















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Napier Waller mosaic on Newspaper House.






On a weekday.



On Sunday.








Above and the next five down are of 333 Collins Street.








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Above and below, inside the old Stock Exchange.



Above and below, outside the old Stock Exchange.



Above and below, inside the old ES & A bank.


















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Le Meridien Hotel, inside the old Rialto Buildings.







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Lovely photos of Melbourne
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Bourke Street, Marvellous Melbourne

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Art Deco style Mural Hall in Myer featuring Napier Waller paintings.
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From Walking Melbourne, The National Trust Guide to The Historic and Architectural Landmarks of Central Melbourne.

Former Melbourne Omnibus & Tramways Building
669 – 675 Bourke Street

FB Clapp, an American, who already ran horse-drawn ‘omnibuses’ throughout Melbourne, convinced the state government in the early 1880s to grant his company a monopoly to install a tramway system, operated by cables running under the city’s streets. Between 1886 and 1892 lines were built far out into the growing suburbs, forming one of the largest cable tram systems in the world, and the basis for today’s tram network. Twentyman & Askew designed these offices as headquarters for the company in a simple red brick Gothic Revival style in 1891.


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The National Trust guide to the historic and architectural landmarks of central Melbourne.

Former Mail Exchange
164-200 Spencer Street, Cnr Bourke Street

This is a stylish example of the massive grandeur of the first phase of Classical revival as practiced in America, known as the Beaux-Arts. Completed in 1917, it is one of the earliest such examples in Melbourne, and was designed by the first Commonwealth Government Architect, John Smith Murdoch. The reception and distribution of mail was made more efficient by its location near Spencer Street Station, to which it is connected via a tunnel.

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A photograph I took back in 1982.
Facing east up Bourke Street with Parliament House in view.

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Lonsdale Street, Marvellous Melbourne

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Above and below, Wunderkammer’s chamber of wonders, 439 Lonsdale Street, one of my favourite shops in the city. Imagine walking into a museum and finding that everything is for sale.









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