My first impression of Melbourne: old. I am expecting new, modern buildings, lots of green, clean-cut grass, blue sky, lots of space. What I observe is vintage – Victorian-style housing, restaurants that are narrow, the old tram system, and Flinder Street Station. Maybe it is the warm, yellow, rustic tones of the cityscape that contributes to the worn look.
What does impress me, though, is the architecture. In every corner and suburb, what would be commonplace, such as a grammar school, has a touch of an architect who made it un-commonplace.
I’ve been collecting photos for this post on architecture, and coincidentally, Open House Melbourne happened.
This post is dedicated to Dad, because I’m proud to say you built the house we live in. The perfectionist in you makes me appreciate the effort involved in erecting a building. Not an easy job, but you make it seem easy, like that garden of yours :)
Open House Melbourne
Melbourne opens its doors once a year for one weekend to the public – underground tunnels in hospitals, substations, office spaces, residential housing, town halls, libraries, colleges, and more. In its seventh year, this is Open House Melbourne.
Ready for some photos? Here goes…
Electricity, a history on AC/DC
…that is, Alternating Current and Direct Current.
Every Breath is Fresh Air
Mind-numbing or Mind-stimulating?
Need a lemon?
A little reading
“The brown pipe carries what you think it carries”
Built to complement
Can you hear me?
Are we floating?
Wine stain? No problem, it’s plywood. Let’s sand it.
Printed carpets that cost $100k
…or something ridiculous like that. All we (Fab and I ) remember is that they cost too much.
And that is why it took 2 weeks to prepare this post. Now I’m off to a holiday within a holiday!
Until next week!