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Friday, September 23, 2011

Australia 2011 - Day 2, Part 2 - Melbourne: Carlton Gardens

"The report of my death was an exaggeration." - Mark Twain

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Australia 2011
Day 2 - 30th July - Melbourne: Carlton Gardens
(Part 2)

I then exited the building and walked around outside.

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Bust of Dr LL Smith, Chairman of the Exhibition Trustees from 1884-1909 (i.e. he was in charge of the place, so to speak)

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Various plaques

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Front of Royal Exhibition Building

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Kangaroo-and-Emu fountain and Royal Exhibition Building

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Emus and Sari Party Girl

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Pond View

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Tree-lined avenue

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Cycling past banded trees

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A childhood one misses out on in Singapore (as I told them). I think it's because we prune low-hanging tree branches to prevent kids climbing them.

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Deadly fountain water

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Fountain and front of Royal Exhibition Building

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Walker

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Walker and skateboarder

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Fountain

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Information panel on the Gardens. The plants are not from the same species as the original for water conservation reasons.

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"This pillar of stone quarried from Stawell was placed here on the insistence of The Hon. John Woods, M.P.... to express his indignation of the choice of New South Wales Stone for Parliament House and to show the enduring qualities of local stone"
Well done. This pillar has been here since the 19th century.

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The pillar

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"Corpus Christi College
Seminary Church of the Sacred Heart"
Presumably the Church is the centre of the College

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Monument to Councillor William Jevers, Jr., "a good father and citizen"

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"We are open. Come in. It's warm inside"
"DO NOT USE THIS DOOR. We're keeping the pharmacy WARM!"
I asked the staff member coming out what they did in summer, and she said there was no sign and they just opened the door.

Near Bank Street, I saw my first complete rainbow, and a double rainbow at that.

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Double Rainbow

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Failed attempt to capture complete Double Rainbow


Panorama of Double Rainbow (1)


Panorama of Double Rainbow (2)

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Stitch with overwhelming number of component photos. Unfortunately the rainbow is still crooked...
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