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National Gallery of Victoria
1 year ago

National Gallery of Victoria

It takes two architectural gems in Melbourne’s south end to fit the 70,000+ works collected by the National Gallery of Victoria. Firstly, the NGV International exhibits pieces from all over …
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Federation Square
1 year ago

Federation Square

Federation Square is Melbourne’s answer to London’s Trafalgar Square, New York’s Time Square and Moscow’s Red Square. While this precinct might not be as big or ‘brutal’ as these famous …
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Melbourne Greeter Service
1 year ago

Melbourne Greeter Service

I’d done my fair share of exploration in Melbourne’s city centre by the time I signed up for the Melbourne Greeter Service. Yes, I should have taken advantage of this …
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Melbourne’s Street Art Culture
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Melbourne’s Street Art Culture

Museums and galleries not really your thing? Fair enough; they’re not everyone’s taste. What about street art? The typically dark and dingy laneways of a thriving metropolis spring to life in …
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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
1 year ago

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Despite visiting Melbourne, and the city’s cultural heart – Federation Square, numerous times over the years, I had never visited the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. In fact, I …
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State Library Victoria
1 year ago

State Library Victoria

If you’ve spent any time roaming the grid-like streets of Melbourne, there’s a reasonable chance that you’ve stumbled across the heritage-listed State Library of Victoria. A distinguished CBD landmark, surrounded …
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Dight Falls Trail
1 year ago

Dight Falls Trail

The seasons turn pretty quickly in Melbourne. Winter sneaks up brutally fast, and while the weather is at least predictable, the skies bring more rain clouds, which result in a …
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Collingwood Children’s Farm Market
1 year ago

Collingwood Children’s Farm Market

I’ve been to farmers’ markets held in sheds, showgrounds, urban city squares and parklands; surprisingly this is the first I’ve visited on a farm. While it’s not specifically a ‘functional …
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Parliament of Victoria
1 year ago

Parliament of Victoria

The expansive steps, the majestic colonnade and the classical street lamp posts combine to create a commanding presence. They even named the nearby ‘Parliament Train Station’ after it! So, it’s …
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Old Treasury Building
1 year ago

Old Treasury Building

I’ll admit it; the Old Treasury Building was not on my travel radar at all. I could whip up an intrepid anecdote about my lifelong dream to explore the inner …
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