Open House Melbourne. The last few years we have seen quite a few building in the CBD so this year my dad, my brother, Sylvia and I went to the other side of the river to see some places far less familiar to me.
The first building, the South Melbourne Town Hall (above), was quite familiar to my dad. Sort of. He worked there over 40 years ago but it has been a long time since he was last there. He remembered Hector Crawford's love of the auditorium, that the World Wat II honour roll used to be by the front door and that he once climbed the tower to see where the man put up the flag. It is perhaps not surprising that where his office once was is now almost unrecognisable.
We also thought about doing a tour but wanted to move onwards. I met an acquaintance who was surprised we were headed to lunch at 2.30pm. That's how we roll sometimes when visiting buildings. So we headed to the Clarendon Street Grill'd for a burger and chips. Then we walked past South Melbourne Markets and I wished we had time to stop.
To see more of the buildings I have visited in previous years, look up Open House Melbourne in my Reviews and Reflections page.
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