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Old Apr 3, 2007, 7:06 PM   #1
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Building exteriors are getting stranger










Whilst some traditional interiors remain stunning



preparing for palm sunday



and on the way back to work a tame galah sitting in a shop doorway, checking me out





and finally wondering if happy has been moonlighting down in these southern climes (check out the signature)





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Old Apr 3, 2007, 9:34 PM   #2
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Great lines, angles and colors. I really like your city shots Rafael. What are the first and second shots?
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Old Apr 3, 2007, 9:45 PM   #3
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Like Ted, I really like your shots of the architexture in your city. It is all very interesting and unique.
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Old Apr 3, 2007, 9:47 PM   #4
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Ted,

Thanks. Glad you enjoy them. I certainly enjoy getting out and about.



The first shot is of the Council House 2 building (when the Melbourne City Council outgrew the old town hall). This is the western side and they have these movable wooden shutters to block out afternoon sun. Here is another look taken at a different time of year and hence sun position.



The building is fascinating as one of the new breed of environmentally friendly constructions. If you are interested in that sort of thing, here is a link

http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/info...71&pg=1933


The second is the facade of a shopping mall, called Melbourne Central. I am not sure if the wooden slats have a function here as they face east.
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Old Apr 3, 2007, 9:51 PM   #5
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Thanks Jerry, always apprciate your kind comments. By the way, I forgot to mention good luck on that second paella.
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I still got your recipe and I know what I did. LOL. Intrigued that they want it a second time, but I think I will let them salivate.
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I'm glad you posted that second shutter shot. That is most interesting. Nice shots. A big bird in a doorway is as good as the one my daughter held. They both hold still and don't require a long zoom. Perfect.
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peasant you rascal you have the 'birds' checking you out huh......naughtee naughtee.........nice series of shots....like those mosaic tiles.......pete
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peasant you rascal you have the 'birds' checking you out huh......naughtee naughtee.........nice series of shots....like those mosaic tiles.......pete
yeah, that must be it. The bird was checking me out while I was signing my painting.
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Old Apr 3, 2007, 11:53 PM   #10
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Thanks Happy and Peter.

Yes Happy, these are the sort of bird shots I can manage. Your type are still beyond me. Yes those shutters (I have corrected the misplaced i in that word, and my excuse is they were next to each other on the keyboard) are just one of the many environmental features of the building: solar panels, wind turbines, recycled black water etc etc. The shower towers on the southern side of the building where air is circulated through a plastic tube with water showered through it to cool it down look particularly awesome, but I have never managed to get a decent shot of them.
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