Sunday, July 29, 2012

// weekend stories // 30 //

How was your weekend?
Mine was like this:

// Hamer Hall // Arts Centre, St Kilda Road, Melbourne

// Rendevous Grand Hotel // Flinders Street, Melbourne

 // Tasma Terrace // Parliament Street, Melbourne

// Capitol Theatre // Swanston Street, Melbourne

This weekend was the Open House Melbourne 2012 weekend! Loved it! The city opened 100 buildings to the public which are normally not so easy to visit - from public buildings, heritage listed hotels, underground substations, private houses that are architectural stand-outs - there is something for everybody. In fact, there is so much too see, it is really hard to decide where to go! Many of the cool locations have long queues and as I hate waiting in line, we skipped most of them. We did however visit the Old Treasury Building, TasmaTerrace, Council House 2, Capitol Theatre, Melbourne Town Hall, Rod Laver Arena, Rendevous Grand Hotel and the Hamer Hall at the Arts Centre.

Loved the opportunity to glimpse inside the buidlings that I pass so often, to see their architecture and interior, to hear interesting stories about their past and history. I have selected some interior shots for the this post, will show you the pictures I took from different rooftops later this week.

Already looking forward to go to the next Open House in 2013!!

Have a lovely week, *K 


  1. My jaw dropped when I saw you were, on one single weekend, at a (quite amazing) hotet, concert, and the parlament but I'm okay now after reading the explanation :)
    Thats' such a cool idea!! wish they were doing the same here (although not sure there are such interesting places around Adelaide)

  2. What an awesome idea!!! I just love period architecture. Wonder if they do something similar in Sydney?
    Ronnie xo

  3. So cool! I may have to remember this next year :)

  4. What a nice place. One could spent a full day there, lunch and all!

  5. Oh, wow. This event would have been right up my alley, if I lived in Melbourne. One of the many reasons why I just love that city.

  6. Looks like a wonderful weekend!!

  7. Sounds amazing! And gorgeous photos!

  8. England does something similar - such a great idea! I love your photos - thank you for sharing :) Newest follower, Laura

  9. What a fantastic idea and a great way to play tourist in your own city :)

  10. so very cool!!! i hate standing in line too....i'd much rather skip things, haha :)

  11. Stunning! Architecure like this shouldn't be hidden behind closed doors all the time. Glad you were able to get a sneak peak.


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