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Old February 3rd, 2009, 07:26 PM   #21
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Waiting for the next photo-series hkskyline
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 11:19 PM   #22
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Keeping the best 'till last?
You have barely touched the laneways.
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Old February 8th, 2009, 08:57 AM   #23
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Part 6

OK .. let's take a break from the alleys as I dig for more photos.

1. The free City Circle trams were a great way to hop from one end of town to the other. On my first visit, I lived on the eastern part of the CBD so it was quite easy access to these trams. I pretty much didn't have to pay a cent for transportation within the city during that stay.



2. Sleek new tram



3. An older LRT.







6. I believe this is the Westin? Too bad it was so expensive. I could've gotten a free upgrade there though with my club card.

















14. I just read they're talking about getting rid of these in New York. Wonder what is the fate will hold for these ones?



15. This building's facade is very ... very neat.









19. I always thought Melbourne was the more cosmopolitan city than Sydney (at least that was what I was told ...), but the Chinatown was a bit small. Maybe there was more stuff in the suburbs like the Chinatowns in Toronto and Vancouver?







































38. Neat base ...

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Old February 9th, 2009, 07:06 PM   #24
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Part 7 - Twelve Apostles

A day trip to the country to see the twelve apostles, although it's not possible to see all of them anymore.

Hey .. a double decker!















Jump.









































If you swam to shore from a shipwreck with someone else, clothes all wet and cold, what would you do in here?





The water rushes in quite quickly, which caught the crowd by surprise.





I had my shoes off, of course.















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VERY nice pictures
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Old February 11th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #26
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Part 8 -The Parliament of Victoria is open to tours at set times during the day. With all the glitter and decorations, Victoria must've been a very wealthy place already back then.



















OK .. where's my lawyer?





See the mace?









Comfortable 'House of Commons' style seats.



























Now a switch ... the Yarra River waterfront is bounded on one side by the traditional CBD, and on the other by some new buildings, including Eureka.





Old, traditional side











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Old February 11th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #27
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Dang!!!! You must have been tired from taking all of those pix.
Awesome city!!!!!!! A lot of great diverse architecture. Btw, what are these buildings here?
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Old February 12th, 2009, 04:21 AM   #28
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^ That's Federation Square, with some cultural facilities, shops, and a big gathering place in the heart of the city.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #29
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the photos of the parliament and yarra are awesome my friend!
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Part 9 - Time for a mix of miscellaneous photographs from random walks.

1. This is a pretty neat building. I can't pinpoint the style, but it has somewhat of a Muslim and Gothic mix to it.













7. From this angle, it looks like the city centre is not so dense at all.











12. Pedestrians only, please.





14. Have you thought of stealing one of these for a joyride?





16. The next dragon boat stars in incubation.





18. I'm ready to fly ...







21. Are you ready to bet?











26. I didn't know what an Australian flea market looked like until I reached Queen Victoria Market. Not much different from the other ones I've been to on the other side of the equator.











31. My friend and I shared this delicious snack.


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Melbourne is the best city , WOW
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Old February 19th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #32
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Part 10 - The Great Ocean Road consumed one full day, and it was well worth it. Had I been more ambitious, I would've connected it with the penguin tour to Phillip Island. I joined a local tour and it was a long but exciting trip through a vast stretch of highway.

1. First stop ... Bells Beach, where surfing was born.













7. This is a famous lighthouse, although I haven't seen the program that featured it.







10. With clouds and a bit of fog, the ocean scenery was quite interesting, and relaxing, especially with the strong sea breeze beating against me.









14. The famous symbol for tourist photos.





16. Eye of the storm ...



17. This was my first time actually meeting koalas. They were too busy sleeping though.







20. As the afternoon neared, the skies began to clear out.

















28. I was a bit surprised to find rainforests in this more temperate part of the world, but the ones at Otway National Park were not what I expected - so many ferns!





















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Melbourne is just awesome city
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Old February 21st, 2009, 07:20 AM   #34
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congrats. your best Aus thread?
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 11:12 PM   #36
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1. This is a pretty neat building. I can't pinpoint the style, but it has somewhat of a Muslim and Gothic mix to it.

Text from Walking Melbourne
The National Trust guide to the historic and architectural landmarks of central Melbourne

Former State Theatre (now Forum)
150-162 Flinders Street, corner Russell Street

This wildly exotic structure, replete with an ‘Arabian nights’ façade and onion domed tower, was the flagship of the Union Theatre chain and was Australia’s largest silent era picture palace, seating 3370.
Executed by the local architects Bohringer Taylor & Johnson, the design was provided by American theatre specialist John Eberson in his distinctive ‘atmospheric’ style, where the interior is designed to give the impression of a walled Florentine garden, complete with artificial night sky studded with stars, surrounded by statuary (mainly sent out from Eberson’s Boston workshop).
It was built in a race with the equally sumptuous Regent Theatre in Collins Street, and opened first by three and a half weeks in February 1929. Renamed the Forum in 1962 when the balcony was subdivided off to form a second cinema, it became a Revivalist Church in the 1980s, and in the late 1990s became a mixed entertainment venue.

How it looked in the 1930s.



The Forum at night.

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