Friday, August 13, 2010

Melbourne, 9-12 June '10: Federation Square

The Federation Square was pretty
but... we didn't really know what else
to do there but snap pictures.

*shifty eyes*

Ok, to tell you the truth, we were pretty lost most of the time. I mean, we knew where to go cos we had the iPhone. But once we got to our destination, we didn't know what to do! Haha. Maybe we should have coughed up some money for a paid tour or called some friends to show us around during our trip instead of just aimlessly walking around with the iPhone.

Ah, but what's done is done.
At least I got pretty pictures. =)

A corner of Federation Square
with it's unique sandstone facade.

So artsy looking, huh?

Maybe that's why it's considered
the cultural precinct of the city.

But don't take my word for it.
I was just a lost tourist. HAHA.

The entire area is made up of a series of buildings that contain art galleries, exhibition spaces, a museum, an auditorium, a cineplex, restaurants, various eateries, pubs, and other random shops. (No pictures of those, sorry. Didn't go in. *regret*)

The highlight for the local school students
seemed to be the steps out front though.

As you can see from the picture above, they just sit there in their uniforms and chat all afternoon. EVEN WHEN IT'S THE PEAK OF WINTER. Crazy people. I mean, it's not like there was live music for entertainment or even a killer view to be enjoyed from the square. It just sits directly opposite Flinders Street Station and St Paul's Cathedral. And that's it.

That spiky building on the left is St Paul's Cathedral.

Anyway, if you're ever in the area, don't stop there. Walking through the square and down a flight of steps takes you down to the banks of the Melbourne longkang Yarra River. =)


Lissa said...

So different from the St. Paul's Cathedral in London. That one has a dome. LOL.

Pam Song said...

ATTN: Lissa
– Haha. Really? Totally opposite!

Lissa said...

Yes! LOL.

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