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Riverside Pieces

Riverside Pieces

Hello there and welcome back to our tour of Melbourne with your guide, Pieces. Today we’re stopping of at another iconic spot in Melbourne, except this one runs right through the city. Yes, it’s the famous Yarra River. On June 8, 1835, it was on the banks of this 242 km river that John Batman

Orry-Kelly: Dressing Hollywood

By Laura Timberlake Orry-Kelly is one of Australia’s most successful costume designers. The 21-year-old left Kiama in New South Wales as an aspiring actor and went on to become chief costume designer at Warner Bros. ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) is hosting the Orry-Kelly: Dressing Hollywood exhibition until January 17, 2016. Katrina Sedgwick,

The ‘Russian Hippo’

By Sarah Price Flinders Street Station is full of people in a constant rush to go somewhere, however Lex and his four-month-old American Staffy puppy Behemoth blissfully walk along the station taking their time. Lex and Behemoth live in the city and are out exploring Melbourne every day.  They especially love meeting other dogs and

New towers take form

August has been one of the more quiet months in terms of planning applications in Melbourne, yet construction continues on a number of large scale apartment developments at a steady pace, with a concentration of buildings in the north CBD quadrant, centred in and around Elizabeth St, beginning to rise out of the ground. The

The leader of the pack

The dog is a reoccurring image in Cezary Stulgis aka CRUEL’s work. His now sadly-departed Stashy, who was his muse, best friend and mate, inspired him. Cezary’s original imagery arose from studying anatomy and figurative sculpture in Poland. However, it was the closer study of a dog’s behaviour, its anatomy and dynamic, that saw him

Spring is around the corner

We are probably all feeling the fatigue from what seems a very long and very cold winter. And while usually Melburnians don’t like to admit it actually gets cold here, this winter we’ve seen many don the winter jacket and scarf to escape the icy wind ripping up from the back of Flinders Street Station.

Federal Coffee Palace

By Kate Prinsley executive officer, with assistance from Volkan Ozcoban and Lukas Matovinovic  students from Kew High School. Located on the corner of King and Collins Streets and completed in 1888, the Federal Coffee Palace was at the time the largest hotel in Australia. Built as a temperance hotel, a hotel which refused to sell

A Lego piece of Melbourne

By Kara Bertoncini Kalani Robinson is not your average 15-year-old. In fact, this budding filmmaker is taking Melbourne by storm and all thanks to a piece of Lego. Some 21 weeks ago, Robinson started an Instagram profile called @citylifeofpieces, which follows Pieces, a Lego man, wandering around Melbourne bringing his hundreds of followers a fresh

Pieces – State Library of Victoria, Swanston St

Introducing Pieces, a creation of Kalani Robinson. Each month, follow the adventures of Pieces and his 15-year-old inventor Kalani here in CBD News. Hi there ladies and gentlemen, Pieces is the name and my mission is to show you the best possible spots in Melbourne’s CBD. First up on our tour is an iconic Melbourne

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