Boys in Town for Karuna

Hari and Ariyaa needed time out in town today; we went to Federation Square in Melbourne city, to see a cubby house made entirely of reeds and vines: Stick-work by Patrick Dougherty. It was fabulous, look:

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We love Fed Square, it’s a great place for kids.

There was a film we wanted to see at the Australian Centre for the Moving image, and an exhibition downstairs in screen worlds, and another in the National Gallery space at the back, and we hadn’t been in there since I left for India in July so it was a pity Ani couldn’t join us but she had a birthday party to go today, so it was Boys Day today:

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The film was terrific, pity Ani missed it.

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This is sculpture in an expo downstairs – the artist is a woman, we forget her name but we love her work. We never fail to visit the spacious family toilet and baby change room:

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And we never ever fail to go down to Screenworld in the basement full of excitement:

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There’s a permanent exhibition on the history of the moving image . .

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. . And a Games section Hari loves:

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We had sushi for lunch and Ariyaa was still attached to his little Soy Sauce Fishes so we chilled out on a bean-bag while Hari gamed.
There was an intriguing exposition with electronic sculpture creating screen images with all kinds of trickery but we couldn’t photograph that. We watched each piece of sculpture do its particular illusion, it was fascinating. Then we listened to a choir of Greek Australians up in the stage below the Big Screen:

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With a friendly audience of happy immigrants:

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Fed Square is right beside the river at Princes Bridge, we usually go for a walk up the river but today we just hung over the balustrade a bit:

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Just a last run across the expanse of the square and we headed across to the famous Flinders Street Station, to the domed Victorian flamboyance you see in the background here, that was prefabricated for Kolkata but destined by mistake for Melbourne:

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That’s the information booth at the station, and the platform:

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