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Just got back from the RONE exhibition at Backwoods Gallery. It runs until 15th July, so get in quick. Thanks to RONE for signing my book and congratulations on selling every artwork in the exhibition! This is the feature triptych of the show. “I know what I know. We come and we go” More RONE artwork over the next little while.
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Perhaps the best known street artist in Melbourne is Rone. His work appears on the side of my favourite restaurant, the Vegie bar (great website too) in Bruswick Street, and in many other spots. This smaller poster was down a lane also in Fitzroy. Rone currently has an exhibition at the Backwoods Gallery, 25 Easey Street, Collingwood, called ‘Fall from Grace’. I plan to visit on Wednesday before it finishes on the 15th July 2012.
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First posted 3rd February 2010
Over Summer I went to Phillip Island, two hours South-East of Melbourne. The Phillip Island Motogp is run there each yaer in November. Adjacent to the circuit is a replica (one fifth the size of the real one) where you can race go karts. We had a ball over our twenty minutes, using one single kart and one tandem kart for two people. Full details can be found here.
First posted 27th September 2006
On Saturday this week, Australia comes alive with the Grand Final of the 2006 Premiership season of Aussie Rules Football (AFL – Australian Football League). The season started in March with sixteen teams, and ends on Saturday with the last two teams fighting it out for the cup. This year the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles from Western Australia go into battle. These were the same two teams who survived to the final game last year where Sydney came out victors. Full details on the AFL can be found at the own comprehensive site here. The match, as always, is held here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). You can feel the roar of the crowd already!
First posted 27th January 2010
I watched the Australian Tennis Open last Thursday. Roger Federer played Victor Hanescu. Part way through the match Prince William arrived to a warm round of applause. You can see him here, as Roger serves, in the front row. Later he also saw Casey Dellacqua beat Karolina Sprem.
First posted 28th November 2009
There are reports coming out of America today that Tiger Woods has been seriously injured in a car accident. He was reportedly leaving his home when he crashed into a fire hydrant and a tree. It was just a fortnight ago Tiger was here in Melbourne thrilling the crowds at the JBWere Masters.
First posted 17th November 2009
My favourite for the JBWere Australian Masters, James Nitties. This was James looking at his ball roll away from the flag after he carefully chipped it out of the bunker. He was unfortunate to end up with a bogey on this 8th hole on the final day. James ended up in fifth position overall, well done!
First posted 15th November 2009
Tiger Woods walking onto the 17th tee ahead of winning the JBWere Australian Masters earlier today at the Kingston Heath Golf Club. Melbourne lapped up the opportunity to see Woods back in Australia after an absence of about ten years. Hopefully now that he has won, he will return to defend his title next year. Golf has been the big winner with the tournament being a great success, golf courses being booked out, and many new people taking interest in the sport. Thanks Tiger!
First posted 16th September 2008
Undoubtably the ‘footballer of the year’. Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin has created much interest in the Australian Football League (AFL) this year. On the last round of the normal home and away season Buddy kicked his 100th goal for the season, a superb effort. Buddy plays for the Hawthorn Football Club who is now one of four teams left in the run for the 2008 Premiership. I took this shot of Buddy last Tuesday whilst he was training at Waverley park. He also gave me his autograph for my sons birthday, thanks Buddy! Hawthorn plays St Kilda this Saturday for a spot in the final. Geelong plays the Western Bulldogs on Friday night for the other spot. The grand final will be held on Saturday 27th September 2008. Go Hawks!
First posted 15th September 2006
I’m sure most people will recognise this icon. The entrance to the Melbourne Luna Park, located in St Kilda. The entrance to the park is through the large mouth. A great location with the lovely St Kilda beach directly behind the park. There are great views from the various rides. Great colours and very photogenic at night (I”ll head back one day soon). Want more information about the park?…. try here.
First posted 30th March 2008
Last night Melbourne joined “Earth Hour“, the ‘global movement’ which started in Sydney last year. All lights were asked to be turned off for the hour between 8 and 9pm. Certainly the city was a lot dimmer, but as you can see, many lights still shone. This shot is from the Williamstown foreshore across the bay to the city. I hope you joined in and helped the global warming cause!
First posted 12th June 2007
As Promised here is my first shot from the new Eureka Tower Skydeck 88. In fact it is the opposite shot from yesterday, showing the Giant Sky Wheel where I took yesterdays shot from! Also in this shot is the Circus OZ tent, they are appearing in Melbourne between the 20th June and the 15th July 2007. I saw them perform in the same spot here at Birrarung Marr parklands two years ago and I highly recommend the show. Full details can be found at their own website here. Behind the wheel you can just make out the Federation Bells sculpture. More from the edge tomorrow.
First posted 11th June 2007
I’ve shown you the temporary ‘Giant Sky Wheel’ before, but today is the view from the top. This last weekend in Melbourne has been a long weekend with today being a holiday. I have spent the weekend like a tourist, staying in a city hotel and eating food every few minutes! On Saturday I rode this Giant sky wheel with my kids as the sun was about to set. On the Sunday I went up the Eureka tower to the new observation deck and also in ‘the edge’. I will show you some photos from within the tower over the next few days. You can see the Eureka tower in todays shot (the tallest building), and also here, where I have shown an arrow displaying ‘The edge’. My post of the 15th May 2007 has the information on this wonderful new attraction to Melbourne.