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Historic Forum Theatre Interior & Reflection in Melbourne, Australia

Go back a few days and you will find the post I made about the lovely old Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. An artist friend of mine, Kate, mentioned that she remembered the beautiful interior of the lobby. So today I am showing you that grandly old-fashioned lobby — followed by a reflection of the marvelous old theatre into the frankly modern exterior of the entry to the NGV Ian Potter art museum at Federation Square which is directly across Flinders Street.

What you can’t really see on the glowing dark blue skies are the tiny stars — and apologies for the slightly fuzzy-focus of the columns. The lighting inside was SO subdued that the camera was having a hard time in all of that darkness.

Enjoy!

 

Interior lobby of the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia

Interior lobby of the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia


 
Ornate columns holding lighting inside the interior lobby of the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia

Ornate columns holding lighting inside the interior lobby of the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia


 
Reflection of the lovely and old Forum Theatre into the starkly new and modern glass facade of Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia

Reflection of the lovely and old Forum Theatre into the starkly new and modern glass facade of Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia


 

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Photo Of The Day: The Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia

Isn’t that a simply stunning and ornate exterior! But it really does reflect the craftsmanship and high level of architectural detail that used to go into buildings such as these. The Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia has been around since the late 1920s and thank heavens it wasn’t torn down to make way for yet another slab of modern glass architecture. We do NEED a mix of styles instead of wall-to-wall modernity.

 

Opened in 1929, the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia

Opened in 1929, the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Australia


 

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Quick Pics From A Melbourne Vintage Saturday

Quick pics today since I am listing, listing, listing on Ebay this weekend. Wheeeee!!! Things are already starting to sell. (whew!)

We took a little time for a quick wander through the once-a-month Vintage Clothing Market at the St. Kilda RSL Club (Retired Servicemen’s League for you non-Aussie readers). It was well attended, but it was also a blast from the past to see items of clothing that were clones of things I wore back in the 70s!

This hat seller below was doing quite a good business since we still have weeks of winter ahead.

 

Hat seller at the Vintage Clothing Market in St. Kilda, Melbourne

Hat seller at the Vintage Clothing Market in St. Kilda, Melbourne


 
Shoppers at the St. Kilda Vintage Clothing Market in Melbourne

Shoppers at the St. Kilda Vintage Clothing Market in Melbourne


 

More soon…

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Photo of the Day from Barcelona: “Yes Yes”

This wonderful 1920s, also known as the’Roaring Twenties’, poster is one of many vintage items that we saw at MACBA — the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. I’m running behind with editing deadlines right now, so for the next few days I may be interspersing articles with photo of the day entries like this one.

Enjoy!
 

Wonderful 1920s poster art from Barcelona, Spain


 

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Photo Of The Day: Cast Aside Without A Purpose

We’re in Australia for today’s photo of the day, at the gritty-beautiful Anderson’s Mill in Smeaton, Country Victoria, Australia. This huge 5 story bluestone building operated from 1861 until 1957.

It’s oddly empty, eerie, and fascinating to walk through such a vast building that would have been busy and purposeful until a few decades ago. But industrial objects are fascinating to photographers. And these are best left in black and white.
 

Vintage gear wheels at Anderson’s Mill (1861-1957) in Smeaton, Country Victoria, Australia.


 

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Photo Of The Day: Remnants on Red Brick in Small Town Australia

Taken in Maldon, Country Victoria, Australia — the tantalising remains of painted advertising on a red brick building.
 

Remnants of painted advertising remain as a ghostly image on the red bricks of an old building in Maldon, Central Victoria, Australia


 

Quick postscript — doing intensive photo editing and uploading to several agencies this week. You’ll be seeing more Photo Of The Day entries from places all OVER the world as a result!
 

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Autrefois Le Couserons: The Grand Parade Of Tractors in St. Girons, France

A sunny Saturday was perfect for the annual Autrefois Le Couserons celebration of rural and traditional life here in the Midi-Pyrenees of France.

The barricades went up early and people began lining the streets, sitting in fold-up chairs (including right beneath our front windows!) or standing anywhere that there was a small patch of available space that was not on the road itself.
 

Parade spectators at the Autrefois Le Couserons parade in St. Girons, France


 

Parade spectators sitting beneath our windows in St. Girons, France


 
For just over two hours, they paraded through St. Girons — tractors, carts, bands, singers, dancers, vintage firetrucks, you name it! And all of it went right beneath the windows of our apartment where we each stood, camera in hand, taking hundreds of pictures on that bright and clear day.

I am dividing the coverage of this event into several articles and slideshows so that it isn’t an overwhelming amount to look at each time.
 

Vintage tractor on parade at the Autrefois Le Couserons festival in St. Girons, France


 
Now for all of you ‘tractor geeks’ (Ooops! Tractor ‘enthusiasts’ was what I meant!) — Enjoy!


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