Every year, there is one concert that’s really worth it. One that I’m willing to break my self imposed rules to attend. Never has a festival had such an amazing line up of comedians, local favourites and the true heart of the suburb of st kilda. Continue reading “Melbourne: Heart of St Kilda Concert”
As a big fan of Thai food, I will search high and low to find a great treat no matter where it might be located. When Pok Pok opened in Docklands, it was, in my opinion the first bastion of possibility to the area. Their coffee was amazing and the food delicious. If anything, my first ever Urbanspoon post was on them!
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I didn’t quite catch what this place was all about. From what I gathered is that they used to make shots. How and why? I don’t know. This was towards the end of my tour, having clocked close to 20,000 steps and been walking for 2 hours straight without water and food. (I didn’t get the chance to eat).
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The La Trobe reading room is always open. Plus it has been used in a few movies – extra points for you if know which one. I’ll narrow it down for you. It’s one of the ones that Katie Holmes did in the noughties. If that doesn’t get you, then checking out the Ned Kelly armour is another worthwhile visit.
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This room, in it’s hey day was spectacular. Or perhaps it’s my love of black and white photography that is tainting my views. If that’s the case, the current restoration will give you some idea of how amazing this place is.
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I don’t know whether this was always there in the Myer building or if it’s a new addition. If it’s new, then it’s definitely worth a visit. Why?
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More than once I have walked/travelled past this place and never once did I stop to have a look within here. I was glad I did. There is something about old churches that always makes me wonder. If these buildings could talk, what would they say? How many things have they seen? Survived? Or are yet to see?
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Did you know that the Athenaeum has a library?! Well neither did I!! And they have an amazing range of rare books which is every book lover’s dream. For a measly $99/year, you can check out up to 30 books at a time, countless of eBooks and there are no late fees. They have a whole range of other things you can do here – book clubs, classic movie marathons. You just don’t know what is out there, until you look.
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The incoming flurry of photographs haven’t even begun. Here’s some of what I captured during my visit to the Melbourne Town Hall.
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When a friend of mine told me about a group of Aussie Peacekeepers that were doing something to help the Timorese people they protected back during their deployment days in the region, my curiosity was piqued.
Whilst everyone loves a “rags-to-riches” story, it’s not often that one (especially businesses) that start with a noble cause.
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