Saturday, 10 March 2012

OLD TREASURY BUILDING MELBOURNE

At the top, eastern end of Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD, the Old Treasury Building is widely regarded as one of the finest 19th century buildings in Australia.  The Old Treasury building was designed by nineteen-year-old architect J.J. Clark and built between 1858 and 1862. The building is now is now a museum of Melbourne history. Notorious Bushranger Ned Kelly's 'Euroa letter' or 'Cameron letter' is on display.   The museum hosts the original gold vaults where gold bullion was stored during the gold rush era, as well as rare and historic documents from Public Record Office Victoria highlighting key moments from Victoria’s history.

The Old Treasury Building also houses the Victorian Marriage Registry that "caters to a wide range of cultures, preferences and budgets". 

This post is part of the Challenge Walk in the Street meme,
and also part of the Weekend Reflections meme.









17 comments:

  1. Terrific captures and I always love your composition and the different angles you use. Great reflection for the day as well, Nick! I always enjoy the tours you take us on and the information that you share! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. love that second photo... happy friday!

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  3. The picture with a mirror is my favorite, Nick.

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  4. Nice scenes/compositions in these shots.

    Regards and best wishes

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  5. I really like the concave mirror reflection--so clever!

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  6. Neat mirror shot -- enjoyed the information (as always) especially the Victorian Marriage Bureau, catering to all....budgets -- amusing!

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  7. I've just got to come visit your city. It looks so inviting.
    Love the bits you show us.

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  8. great pictures!! I love seeing other parts of the world I live in!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    and happy weekend!

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  9. Love that convex mirror shot... don't you like the view in those?

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  10. I love older buildings like this one. Nice statue too.

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  11. tres bonne serie, avec une preference pour la deuxieme photo ;)

    Merci d'avoir participer au challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

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  12. It is a beautiful building. Looks great at night too.

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  13. Lovely montage Nix. Have a great week.

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  14. That is a pretty impressive achievement for a 19 year old. Love all the details you've picked out Nick, the lamps are wonderful.

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  15. Beautiful shots of this classic building.

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  16. Really nice photos from unique angles. My favorite is the mirror shot :)

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