Saturday, 31 August 2013

GPO REFLECTION

Melbourne General Post Office (also known as Melbourne GPO) is located on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Street in Melbourne CBD, Australia and is currently listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The former purpose built post office building currently functions as a shopping mall, having been redeveloped by adaptive reuse in 2004.

The architectural style of the building is Classical with French Second Empire influences and was designed in the Victorian period by architect A.E Johnson. Its historical significance is also due to incorporating distinct sections built over a period of 48 years between 1859 and 1907, and multilayered architecture, as a result of the four floors being constructed at different times. A distinctive architectural element is the clock tower which dominates the intersection of the two streets. Its location is still used as a point of reference for the measure of distances from the centre of Melbourne.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Weekly TopShot meme,
and also part of the Scenic Weekends meme.




16 comments:

  1. Top-notch reflection Nick!

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  2. Nice reflection in the window. I get I need to clean my windows to get a better reflection.

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  3. Cool reflection, I love the clock tower.! Happy weekend to you!

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  4. nice architecture....the mirror shot is my fave..

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  5. There is some nice looking architecture there. Great reflection.

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  6. Beautiful! I love the mirror photo.

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  7. Looks amazing...thanks for sharing.

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  8. So love wandering Melbourne streets. Always enchanting and fascinating melting of architectural styles. I was in Collins Street last Friday for a conference on Ipads in the classroom. In spite of being rushed to get there because the train was late, I took photos on the run. Can't help myself. Your mirrored photo is a wonderful "extract" of Melbourne streetscape beauty.

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  9. Great car window reflection ! Nice church.

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  10. Very dramatic - interesting perspective and those buildings are so ornate. Beautiful.

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  11. Beautiful reflection...very nice place...

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  12. LOVE the reflection, just a bit different perspective... Thank you for joining in 'Weekly Top Shot #98' Hope to see you next Saturday for #99...

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  13. Vivid photos and love that reflection

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