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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Federation Square - Urban Garden Amphitheatre

Above: Urban Garden Amphitheatre

A sign reads,
"Hi there, you're in the Urban Garden Amphitheatre.
Enjoy it. It's yours.
Stretch out on the grass.
Or pull up a seat."

Federation Square’s most intimate outdoor space - The Amphitheatre. Encircled by zinc-clad walls with views across Flinders Street onto St Paul’s Cathedral, this unique venue lets you get close to the action at events like the Comedy Festival, the Melbourne International Arts Festival and festivals celebrating the colourful and vibrant culture of those who have come from other lands.

Walking down the steps is the "Urban Garden"

Today's quote: No two gardens are the same, no two days are the same in one garden ~ Hugh Johnson

9 comments:

Jacob said...

I love this! You have some very fine municipal leadership to put together something such as the Urban Garden.

Re your comment on The Villages "faux pawnshop": The Villages is a recent creation with structures erected to resembles buildings from the 19th century or early 20th century...these buildings often have names or signs which might lead people to think they actually came from an earlier era, but alas, none of them are more than 30 years old, if that.

The Villages is a Disneyland for adults!

Irina said...

Great idea. And grass is so green, love this photo colors and composition.

Greyscale Territory said...

This is a fascinating space flanked by the beautiful steps!

Andrew said...

Oh dear. I can hear the forces mustering now. Grass over Fed Square.

brattcat said...

Amazing image, wonderful quote.

J Bar said...

That looks really cool.

JM said...

What a very cool place!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

This is a great concept and an excellent photo.

Darryl and Ruth : )

arabesque said...

i would love to take a seat in one of those grassy thingy. ^0^

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.