Melbourne Photo Album

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Obligatory photo of Melbourne tram.

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Take-off.

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During the flight I practiced being a physical geographer, tracing out the rivers and landforms.
This is the big lake near Adaminaby.

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Landing at Tullamarine Airport.

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Putting my human geographer hat back on, I attended the census conference.
Here is a sparsley attended session on local councils.

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A panel discussed the indigenous undercount in the census.

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The punk and metal artists performing at Soundwave were staying in the same hotel as our conference.
There were also a large group of flight attendants from the Etihad airline.
It was sweet to see the punk rockers, perfectly dressed air hosts and statisticians mingling in the foyer.

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Conference dinner: Sitting at the “Huon Valley” table. Whoo, Tasmania!

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Fake Dame Edna entertains us with his/her rendition of I Still Call Australia Home

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The conference was next to the Fitzroy Gardens, which I escaped to when I got tired of networking.

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Tree.

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Nothing says Australian Pride quite like a Union Jack at a tourist attraction.

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Exploring: Melbourne has pretty architecture.

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More pretty architecture.

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More pretty architecture.

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Flinders Street Station.

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Southern Cross Station.

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And of course, I had to take some pictures of the churches for birdienl.
Here is the Catholic Cathedral.

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This one was across the road from the Cathedral, built out of similar stone.
I thought maybe it was Catholic offices, but it turned out to be the Lutheran church.
Sorry Lutherans!

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Anglican Cathedral.

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Anglican Cathedral with trees.

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Anglican Cathedral: The Inside.

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Anglican Cathedral: A Wedding.

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Apparently there are also Scientologists in Melbourne.

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Pokey and narrow Melbourne street.

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Even pokier and narrower Melbourne street.

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Finch-like bird. These seem to exist instead of pidgeons in Melbourne.
They are much cuter.

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Obligatory photo of Melbourne street art.

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Another obligatory photo of Melbourne street art.

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And again.

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Matt and I self portraiting in front of Melbourne street art.

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Do band posters count as street art?

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Old school Melbourne street art.

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We had dinner on Saturday night with our friends Chris and Nat.

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Mmmm, delicious…

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Nat makes dinner.

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Map placemats!

Bigger versions of these pictures have been uploaded on facebook.

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6 thoughts on “Melbourne Photo Album

  1. birdienl

    thanks for taking me pictures of churches! They look very nice! Isn’t it lovely to come across a random wedding?

    About the bird, I think it might be a house sparrow? But I’m not sure if they live in Australia.

    Reply
    1. Alison Post author

      I looked the house sparrows up on Wikiepdia but I think it is a different bird.
      I feel so frustrated – I am not enough of a biologist to be able to solve the mystery!

      Reply

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