Thursday, January 30, 2014

St Patrick's Cathedral - A Hidden Find In Melbourne

St Patrick's Cathedral

I was walking around Melbourne aimlessly and Saw this huge Cathedral. This is more of a hidden find as St Patrick's Cathedral isn't one of the popular attractions in Melbourne. I didn't find a reason why it is not. But then there are way too many places in Melbourne to even start comparing. The sheer size of the Cathedral was astonishing. 

Sculptures Plants and Architecture

A Statue

Beautiful Architecture



It was rather empty because it was a weekday. I had a nice stroll around the place admiring the Architecture and the omnipresent greenery of Melbourne. Some say you find God in Churches. I find mine outside them. The beauty of craftsmanship and design of the church and the peach and tranquility of the garden is what is God for me.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Shrine of Remembrance - A War Memorial

Shrine of Rememberance

The Shrine of Remembrance is a World War I war memorial built for the men and women of victoria who served in the war. It is a site of the ANZAC Day on 25th April and Remembrance Day on on November 11. 

The Building

View From Eureka Towers



Back of Shrine of Rememberance

Shrine of Rememberance


Fire Shrine

Fire Shrine

View From Top of the City

View of the Botanical Garden

The War memorial is located in a huge and absolutely stunning setting. The Shrine is on the top of a hill and that makes it stand out from quite far and the view from the top is just amazing.

Sculptures and other memorials

Cool Soldier

Man with Donkey


Wife and Children

There are a lot of sculptures all around the Shrine. Each one is a memorial for the World War I. 

Inside the Shrine



Names of Soldiers


Hole In the wall

Light Falling on the word Love

Greater Love Hath No Man

The most amazing part of this shrine is the event that occurs on Rememberance Day Novemember 11th every Year. At 11 AM the rays of the sun passes through the small gap in the ceiling and fall right on the word Love on the memorial Stone. 

The Museum

Medals Gallery



There were lots of artefacts, photos and medals from World War I displayed in the museum and there was a souvenir shop too. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Royal Exhibition Building - A Peep Into History

Royal Exhibition Building

Royal Exhibition Building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Carlton Garden, Melbourne. The Exhibition building is generally closed except for guided tours that happen everyday. You have to be in time for the tour as the door are locked after the tour group enters the Building. 

The Building

Royal Exhibition Building



In 1810, The Royal Exhibition building was built to host the Melbourne International Exhibition and later used for opening of the first parliament. The building is rather huge and very spacious. The architecture is very simple in the inside but looks very royal from outside. 

The Guide told us a lot about the history of this building which I will not divulge here. That would be a spoiler for your next trip to Melbourne!

The Garden



Duck in Pond

Bridge Over Pond

Bridge on The Pond




All around the Royal Exhibition Building the garden is filled with various fountains and different plants. There were many people having a picnic in the garden beside the pond. 


Ball room Dancing




Colonial Mutual Life Building

Broken Buliding

These are some of the many events that happened in the Royal Exhibition Building. There was a fire in one of the buildings and had to be demolished. Some parts of the building are kept outside as a memorial. This place is one of the oldest buildings still intact. An absolute must visit to see the grandeur of the past.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Queen Victoria Gardens - Beauty In Nature And Art

Queen Victoria Gardens

There are a lot of Gardens in Melbourne but the best I found in terms of sheer beauty is the Queen Victoria Garden. It is located very close to the Shrine of Remembrance. 



This is again the biggest fountain I have found in any of the Melbournes Gardens. There are benches where you can sit and feed the birds. Absolutely amazing for a simple and nice evening.

Flowers And Sculptures



Horse Rider


Man Statue

Victoria Police Memorial

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen Victoria Memorial

The Garden is very big and is filled with Sculptures and memorials. There are lot of beautiful flowers everywhere. And thanks to my lucky visit during spring they were in full bloom. 

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen Victoria Memorial

There is a huge Memorial for Queen Victoria depicting different stages of her life. 

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