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They say one could never take a bad photograph when in Melbourne, Australia. I can't agree more and with a panoramic Lomo camera like Horizon, it makes your captured images of Melbourne even more endearing and memorable.

They say one could never take a bad photograph when in Melbourne, Australia. I can’t agree more and with a panoramic Lomo camera like Horizon, it makes your captured images of Melbourne even more endearing and memorable.

The city of Melbourne is very much Victorian influenced, with a modern and eclectic mix of cultures and architecture. Take The Federation Square, a low but modern architecture built on a uniquely designed public square, which faces the St Paul’s Cathedral and Flinder’s Street Station, is a place where the heart of arts and designs of Melbourne city thrives in the thick of culture institutions like The National Design Center, Ian Potter Center: National Gallery of Victoria, Australian Center for The Moving Image (where I caught Pixar: 20 Years of Animation) and many more.

One can sit at the Atrium in the open space watching the giant flat screen or feed the not so shy seagulls (at your own risk of losing your snack!) or just lounge at the cozy cafes and bask in the rich city culture of cultural gatherings, rallies or public performances. Just across the road, is the serene Yarra River, popular with the rowing teams cutting through at times, also has its sides lined with gourmet food and beverage places and shopping malls.

Wanting to experience richer street cultures, we hit the nearby Queen Victoria Market and St. Kilda’s weekend art market, encountering baskers and amazing street performers alike before hitting Acland Street later for food served by beautiful waiting staff. Just a few hours drive out of the urban city limits, lies another contrasting dimension we all deeply desired in a sunny getaway for surfing and basking in the sun.

Enduring a long ride(which was all worth it)to see the picturesque 12 Apostles through The Great Ocean Road, we passed through Bells Beach, Apollo Bay and some of the most beautiful coastal beaches one could have ever seen. Indeed, Melbourne is one of the most loved cities in Australia, these pictures just makes me want to come back again… soon.

Links:
“http://www.federationsquare.com.au”http://www.federationsquare.com.au

http://www.greatoceanrd.org.au

http://www.yarrariver.info

http://www.melbourne.com.au/stkilda.htm

written by lomography on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations #shop #nightlife #melbourne #culture

3 Comments

  1. yadda-yadda-yadda
    yadda-yadda-yadda ·

    love your photos and love melbourne!

    i was there a couple of weeks ago, but the weather was pretty bad so i struggled with light :(

  2. filby
    filby ·

    Great gallery, Loved looking through the horizon view!

  3. naomac
    naomac ·

    I live in Geelong and sometimes think looking through others photo's from around the world it's hard to compete with some of the beautiful scenery of europe then I think no it's not I have Melbourne. Love Melbourne best place on earth.

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