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One evening we went to the cinema. It was a modern one, but all walls were covered with red curtains and silver ones were hiding the screen. Somehow it reminded me Twin Peaks. Now this doesn’t look impressive, because we went to old Art Deco Astor cinema.
This is in the toilet! Little fireplace-heater looks like a tiny doors in the wall. You can still smell cigarettes there although it is non smoking for a long time.
I don’t know what is in the middle. And I saw the detailed frames only in the photo, I didn’t realise it when I was there. Next time I should be more sensitive to the details.
A mural on the wall.
A relief decoration.
We were watching Arrietty and Howl’s moving castle – a double feature evening. During the second movie we noticed a cat walking down the stairs. Finally he or she spent half of the movie on Laurius’ lap sleeping and purrrrring.
New friends reuniting again in the corridor.
When I came to Melbourne I was very happy about it’s architecture. And I still am.
It’s a pretty young city, so there is no old town, the one we are used to see in European cities. Though, there are some great examples of Victorian and Art Deco architectural styles.
This is what I call Australian old town. There are lots of streets like this – two-three storeys houses leaning each to other. Also, there are suburbs with individual houses, with old trees or without them. Actually Melbourne is very green city.
City centre is full of skyscrapers, glass towers, it looks nice from all sides. Sometimes, if it is good weather, you can see the city skyline from far far away, like 50 km or more. I’ll post a picture in post about Mornington peninsula.
Part of a street mural.
The actuall street.
One of contemporary art exhibition spaces.
Amazing, isn’t it? I should come back to this house to take better pictures.
Social houses. They are very different from all architecture. Seems like soviet architecture. Every second suburb near the city has a one tall the same looking building like this. All other houses are much smaller around. It is a pretty strange look.
For the trains crossing the city.
In the CBD. Street art street full of street art 🙂 Some old theatre entrance lights.
Glass skyscrapers and great Art Deco building.
The city doesn’t look very tall from here, does it? More like a little cosy town at the river.
A tooth fairy lives in this little house.
What a special effect!
This is St Kilda again. Note that house on the right picture.
St Kilda in the rain. When the autumn came it got very green. Even on a very cold day, when I look at those palm trees swinging in the wind, stormy wavy sea (which on normal day stays calm and still like glass), even then I don’t feel like winter, it always seems like a tropical storm.
This building on the end of a sea jetty used to be an ice creamery. It was in those days when St.Kilda was a resort place for Melbournians.
Every time I pass these house I wish I lived here, it gives me that cosy feeling.
Our street on a rainy day.
The same street. Well, this part is not about architecture. One night we woke up because of big noise. We live here only a couple of months but there were two false fire alarms in a hotel just in front of us. and firemen came with 2-4 cars. This time in that lovely house with round corners was a fire. Luckily, it was empty apartment and no one was hurt. So, firemen came with 6 big cars, ambulance and police was there too – big noise in the middle of the night.