AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

B is for Buildings

Buildings in central Melbourne

Whimsy of buildings
Like some tangible spirit
Urban fantasy

Linking to:
ABC Wednesday Round 11


Sylvia K said...

Wonderful collection of buildings for the B Day, Gemma! I love the variety from old to new! Have a lovely evening!

Leslie: said...

Lots of different architectural styles here. Great choice for our B week,

abcw team

Luna Miranda said...

a lovely collage of old and new buildings.

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Kate said...

A great collage of varied styles of buildings!

EG CameraGirl said...

And such a variety of buildings! Love your idea of "urban fantasy."

Jedediah said...

I really like the on on the upper right, the designs in the brick wall look great.

Roger Owen Green said...

a brilliant assortment of buildings
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Paula Scott said...

What lovely, lovely buildings you've posted! Or, beautiful, I should say.

Lynette Killam said...

What a striking array of buildings, and a great choice for the letter "B"! Seeing greenery in the photos prompted a haiku of my own...

Standing like soldiers
Shoulder to shoulder, higher
Than the tallest tree.

Do have a wonderful week...:)

zongrik said...

i like your little haiku and i like the buildings too

chubskulit said...

Beautiful buildings!

Set of B's
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Deb said...

Great montage, particularly like the reflection of the building in the building, resembles a giant bank of TV monitors.

Joy said...

Very photogenic buildings. I was so intrigued by the 'green brain' had to look it up in archetectureAU, whimsy and fantasy sum it up perfectly.



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