While I do not like shooting rural landscapes I absolutely adore the urban landscape especially if there is a lot of variety in the buildings. Therefore I just love Melbourne.

The city was founded on the back of the gold rush and therefore there was a lot of wealth that went into its construction. Over the years many of the original buildings have been replaced with more modern ones, however sufficient old ones remain to provide a huge diversity.

Melbournes many narrow alleys

Melbournes many narrow alleys

Ornate facades can be see on many buildings. These ones are in the suburb of Seddon

Ornate facades can be see on many buildings. These ones are in the suburb of Seddon

I have seen small butterflies on building but not one this size

I have seen small butterflies on building but not one this size

This rather impressive house was in Church Street

This rather impressive house was in Church Street

Many of the building in Fitzroy had elaborate facades but you could only see  them from across the road.

Many of the building in Fitzroy had elaborate facades but you could only see them from across the road.

The art often extended to the verandas

The art often extended to the verandas

Buildings came in all shapes and sizes

Buildings came in all shapes and sizes

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This pub in Fitzroy appears in the guide for the area. Its exterior is definitely long overdue for a paint

This pub in Fitzroy appears in the guide for the area. Its exterior is definitely long overdue for a paint

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A lone single story building on Coliins Street is dwarfed by its neighbours

A lone single story building on Coliins Street is dwarfed by its neighbours

Many of the inner city building run to several stories but are no wider than a single room

Many of the inner city building run to several stories but are no wider than a single room

Although this looks like it could be on a gothic church it is actually a building in Bourke Street in the CBD

Although this looks like it could be on a gothic church it is actually a building in Bourke Street in the CBD

One thing that really impressed me this time was how many of the modern buildings were actually being turned into pieces of art in their own rights. This was done either with the colour the glass on the windows, or panels in differing colours. I also took a look inside one of Melbourne’s shopping malls called “The Emporium”. While the shops themselves did not interest me that much I loved how the line and curves of the open areas created appealing shapes.

I believe that this is a carpark but the use of external panels turn it into an abstract art object.

I believe that this is a carpark but the use of external panels turn it into an abstract art object.

The exterior of part of RMIT

The exterior of part of RMIT

The name and location was too appealing

The name and location was too appealing

Inside one end of The Emporium

Inside one end of The Emporium

Shop fit outs in the Emporium

Shop fit outs in the Emporium

The other end of the Emporium

The other end of the Emporium