Friday, October 31, 2008

19 Sep 2008: A mini architectural tour

Melbourne Central.

Following a savoury treat to chocolate drinks and snacks, HQ who has training in architecture showed me about the Melbourne city. As she walked about, she tried to highlight to me the various interesting elements of the architecture of a number of well-known buidlings and structures. I was feeling privileged to be the guest onboard her special tour.

One place that we visited was Melbourne Central. This shopping centre, office and public transport hub can be described to be a building within a building. "Contained underneath the shopping centre's massive glass cone sits the Coop's Shot Tower which was built on the site between 1889 and 1890. (source: Wikipedia) "

I wish I could have a tape recorder with me, or had been diligent in taking notes. I was simply orientating myself to Melbourne that I realise by now that I can't fully remember a lot of the interesting points that HQ had shared with me that day. All I have now are the photographs that I had taken when I was in Melbourne.

Notice in the background, the glass cone structure of Melbourne Central.

A building with an interesting architectural concept whose name I can't remember by now.

Notice the interesting building in the background.

Flinders St Station

That day, we also went to HQ's office. HQ and FY were warmly greeted by HQ's colleagues. I had the privilege and pleasure to take a look at a number of completed drafts of the jewellery designs that she has designed.

In the next post, you will get to read more about one of our stops for the day, Federation Square, Melbourne.


Doreen said...

I love the 1st and 2nd pic!

oceanskies79 said...

Doreen: Having seen Melbourne Central in person, I think it's nicer when you get to see it personally. May you have a chance to visit Melbourne soon.