Weekend Wanderings: Snapping Along Bourke Street
One of the first Social Snappers events this year was into the city to photograph Bourke Street. Last year was so good along Collins Street so I thought Bourke Street might be good to. It started off well, but toward the other end, near Southern Cross Station, it wasn’t so good. Still it was nice to wander and take photos.
The weather wasn’t great, and the sky was bit washed out, so it was good to try and do some images that didn’t have the sky in it, which wasn’t always easy, but we managed. It was a great day besides that, and I think everyone had a good time.
We started at Parliament House, and we just walked around the steps and took lots of photos of the different features. I have more photos in the gallery and there is a plaque there with some information on when it was built and such.
Anyone who knows Melbourne knows about this place, especially if they like coffee. It really is a Melbourne Institution. Pellegrinis has been there for over 50 years. I just read an interesting fact that said the first espresso machine delivered in Melbourne went there.
I didn’t know until recently, that apparently Australia is the only country that calls McDonalds Macca’s, is it true, I don’t know, but Macca’s is what we call it here.
Being a Sunday afternoon was interesting visiting places like this and seeing everything closed. This is more the business end of the city and it really is dead on a Sunday.
I found this building really interesting. It’s now a Hotel, but when you look more closely you can see the VR 1889, so it was built then, and above the doors it says Police Station, so it was one for some time. The doors are large and I imagine they were like that for taking horse and carriages in and out. I thought the big bars across the top.
There are quite a few photos, so I am going to put them into a gallery for you, and will put some explanations underneath. I won’t be around much this weekend, I’m off to the coast again so will be out taking lots and lots of photos. I hope you have a very busy weekend planned, it is a long weekend here, so extra time for photos.