I don’t go into the city much because I don’t really need to. When I do, I love looking at the tall buildings, the design and effort it would have taken to construct. I have to remind myself to look up because they’re easy to take for granted.
I’ve wanted to do Open House Melbourne for a while, but every year I kept forgetting. This year I remembered and dragged along the husband and a couple of friends. Open House Melbourne “is a not-for-profit association that runs annual events providing the public a free and rare opportunity to discover a hidden wealth of architectural, engineering and historic buildings nestled around the city.”
It was a great opportunity to explore Melbourne and take photos of course. It was a shame that it was so cold and rainy, but it was still a fun day. I’m looking forward to next year’s event because there are so many places that I didn’t know about that I’d love to see. There are amazing photos on Flickr for the photo competition.
I am now much more inspired to head into the city and appreciate all that Melbourne has to offer. I think that often we take the granted the city we live in.
Here’s my selection for the day. Beware there are a heap of photos.
I took a walk up to the shops at lunch on a beautiful sunny winter’s day. I happened to walk past a church on the corner, which I had never really paid attention to before. I’m not religious, but I just love the architecture of old churches. Being winter, the lack of leaves on the trees also mean that I can appreciate the sky.
We took a trip into the city today to see the Game Master’s exhibition at ACMI and then had a lovely wander around before seeing Flight of the Conchords at the Plenary. It was a good day out, were lucky with the weather, and Flight of the Conchords were absolutely fantastic. So funny.
Here’s my favourite shot of the day at the Melbourne GPO. The husband got very annoyed when we had to stop every few seconds for me to whip out my camera to take some photos, but he knew I was like this before we got married.
One of my workmates is getting married in October and she’s decided to go to Japan for her honeymoon. We got married in October 2010 and went to Japan for our honeymoon as well. We’ve been talking about it and where my favourite places were to go and it’s brought back wonderful memories.
I’ve dug up some photos for this Japan series. It was about 6 months after I got the DSLR as my engagement present. I wished I had taken more time to get better photos, but there was just so much to do and see. I can also see that I’ve improved so much since then, but no matter how good photos are, they’ll never replace the images I have in my memory.
Part 1 is of Tokyo. Tokyo was such a bustling city, with amazing things to see where ever I looked. The people were polite and friendly, I never felt unsafe, and the food was just amazing. My first meal in Japan was ramen noodles in Suidobashi and I swear I would fly back in an instant just to eat these noodles again. I miss Japan and would love to go back one day.