Friday, 4 May 2012

FEDERATION SQUARE, CITY


Federation Square is a unique cultural precinct in the heart of Melbourne. It's a great place to hang out and watch all the action, take a tour, catch a cruise, wine and dine, or just use the free Wi-Fi. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Victoria. There's always something going on there, with an impressive calendar of events and activities throughout the year.

Fed Square is home to the Melbourne Visitor Centre, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and National Gallery of Victoria's Ian Potter Centre. It has distinctive architecture comprised of geometrical patterns and shards, with zinc, sandstone and glass tiles. Crowds gather to watch major events live on the giant screen, such as the AFL Grand Final (football), the FIFA World Cup (soccer);or the Australian Open (tennis).  A little less crowded on an overcast, cool and gray Autumn day like this one!

This post is part of Sylvia's Skywatch Friday meme.





23 comments:

  1. Great post of some interesting architecture. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. I really like the building, it looks like a cool place to hang out. Lovley skies and photos. Thanks for sharing, happy skywatching!

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  3. Oh, interesting architecture indeed, Nick! What a great place! I love your photos and the background! It's such fun reading your posts and learning so much about your country. Terrific! Hope you're getting ready for a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. What unique architecture. We have a few similar buildings here that are causing problems with structural integrity and leaking. What seemed pretty cool buildings a few years ago are now causing headaches for the owners. Sad.

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  5. Such an interesting place, isn't it?

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  6. Federation square is such a great place to hang out and watch the clouds roll by.

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  7. What intriguing buildings. Wonderful shots.

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  8. Great place to hang around.
    Interesting architecture.

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  9. The cloud formation simply blend in with the different geometric styles of the building. I love them!

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  10. I really cannot understand why some people say they don't like Fed Square. It's such a great space with so mane nooks and crannies to explore. It is the square Melbourne needed.

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  11. What a wonderful architectural journey! Love the different shapes and colors used! Looks like a great place to hang out when the weather is nice!

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  12. Hello Nick
    Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good Friday.
    Hugs Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  13. Now, that's a very modern square and your shots are just great!

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  14. A great and unique space. Perfect place to hang out :)

    www.womenandperspectives.com

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  15. I like the architecture. It's quite unique and I'm sure this is a fun place to be.

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  16. Oh, I love that structure to the right, very interesting. Great photos Nix. Happy weekend.

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  17. I love this architecture! Wonderful.

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  18. fantastic photos...amazing architechture!

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  19. What an awesome architecure! Looks like a future fortress.I also love the pavement patterns, Nick.

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  20. Looks like a wonderful gathering spot! I love the broken-sky look of thoseclouds.

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  21. In these photos so much looks like patchwork to me, like a quilt - I guess because there are so many shapes created by straight lines.

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  22. federation square is so lovely!
    thanks for these stunning shots!

    you did take them at nice angles.

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