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Open House – Melbourne Town Hall

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scchambers-5hpm7576-4In Melbourne this weekend is Open House.  It can be an opportunity to see inside some famous buildings.  Unfortunately, you normally have to get in early and a ballot is run for people to see inside many of the buildings.

One of my followers who also happens to be a guide at the Melbourne Town Hall has let me know that the Town Hall is open both days, so Saturday and Sunday and will be open from 10 to 4 and tour guides will be available to answer questions and tell you about the history of the building.  You are allowed to take photos as well.

So if you are in Melbourne this weekend and would like to see inside the Melbourne Town Hall here is your chance.

Great opportunity for people who work all week, as you can’t see it normally on the weekends.

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  1. It beautiful and so is your photograph.

    July 27, 2013
  2. This is beautiful, but I love the way you make everything so distinctive. I’ll have to try to get down and take some pictures of our Opera House. It’s hard to get into, supposedly haunted, and John Wilkes Booth’s brother played there. You know, John W. Booth is the one who orchestrated the killing of President Lincoln. It’s beautiful :D

    July 27, 2013
    • Thanks Keli, it is so much easier when you are taking photos of something that is so beautiful already. I hope you get a chance to photography the Opera House it sounds really interesting. :)

      July 27, 2013
  3. Paul #

    Australia’s first power station, the Russell Place substation, built in 1882, and three storeys underground, is also open this weekend, Leanne.

    It might be interesting to have a look. Not sure whether it’d be a good opportunity for photos, though, as it seems as if it’d be pretty crowded, according to the ABC news report:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-26/melbournes-most-significant-buildings-open-for/4847240

    July 27, 2013
    • Oh wow, I had no idea that it was there, how amazing. Not sure it would be my sort of thing, but it would be great to go into some of the other buildings. Thanks Paul, great hearing from you.

      July 27, 2013
  4. LB #

    The colors are so rich in this photo … the wood, carpet, chair backs, walls. So lovely!

    July 27, 2013
    • It is one of those rooms where it is like that, so beautiful. Thank you LB

      July 27, 2013
  5. Gorgeous. Shame I’m too far away. Excellent photographs as always.

    July 27, 2013
    • It is a shame, it is such an amazing room. Thank you.

      July 27, 2013
  6. Bob #

    I like those chairs! One of those would be nice to sit in and kick your feet up. A very rich photo.

    July 27, 2013
    • I can tell you that those chairs are very comfortable, glad I don’t have meetings there, or I would fall asleep for sure. Thanks Bob

      July 27, 2013
  7. That’s a great idea, to have Open House days…Our Courthouse and Town Hall date back to colonial times (early 1700’s) and I wish they’d do something like this.
    Hope you’re having a good weekend!

    July 27, 2013
    • They do it every year here. It is a great idea and very popular, maybe you could suggest it to someone there, tell them about ours.
      I am having a nice weekend, thank you, I hope you do to.

      July 27, 2013
  8. Very dramatic …. and very male! It screams power! *smile
    I have never been in a town hall anywhere … don’t as I can recall, not even in Stockholm’s beautiful one. Have a great weekend.

    July 27, 2013
    • Here the town hall can be the centre of the town and the place where many things happens, lots of things used to happen in them when I was growing up. This one is very distinctive and quite unique, well I think so. You should see if you can take a peek sometime. YOu have a great weekend too Viveka.

      July 27, 2013
  9. If those chairs could talk! That reminds me to keep an eye out for the Helsinki days – from memory it runs for a week and includes private gardens and other interesting spots.

    July 28, 2013
    • Oh yes, if those chairs could talk. It is interesting when you can look inside buildings that you are closed.

      July 28, 2013
  10. fabulous shot of a beautiful room!

    July 28, 2013
    • Thank you Heather, it is nice going back to them.

      July 28, 2013
  11. Reblogged this on Sherry's Space.

    August 1, 2013

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