Melbourne December 2008 – The Streets and The Buildings


December 16, 2008 8:49 PM

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I’m an urbanite. I love all that a big city entails – the look and the feel. Melbourne is one such city and it’s awesome.

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Melbourne is the only major city in Australia with trams running almost everywhere.

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And what I like most about Melbourne are the buildings and architecture, especially those preserved from the last century and before.

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Check out the GPO here looking a little bit like Big Ben with the clock tower.

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Yes, it’s all very pretty.

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And this place needs no further introduction – Flinders Street Station.

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Next up, some interior and exterior shots of funky shops and places.

7 thoughts on “Melbourne December 2008 – The Streets and The Buildings

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  3. mooiness Post author

    blur ting: yeah I’d imagine big cities to be a bit too much, and probably a little too stressful if you prefer the countryside. Heck, actually even I find it too much sometimes. Maybe that’s why I’m in a smaller city like Perth.

    Kitty: I like how they mix the old and the new, and yes the refurbishments are quite well done too. Melbourne’s got great character.

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  4. girlstar7

    Interesting to see my city from an outsider’s perspective. I grew up in inner-city Melbourne, so to me, I just kinda take it for granted!! I never really spend any amount of time thinking about the architecture because I’ve been looking at it for my entire life! I am currently in Sydney visiting, and although I come here reasonably regularly, I will still often find myself admiring my surroudnings: the harbour, the city, the hills… Nice to know people admire Melbourne in the same way!! 🙂

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  5. mooiness Post author

    girlstar7: it’s already interesting like that isn’t it? I’m like that when I entertain visitors in Perth – I see the place in a whole new light thinking of places to show and to take them to.

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