A gift from sister-city Thessaloniki has found a new home in the foyer of the Greek Centre on Lonsdale St.
The White Tower Melbourne was presented to the City of Melbourne by the Thessaloniki Association during the 32nd sister-city anniversary celebrations at Federation Square in November.
The artwork is a replica of the White Tower landmark in Thessaloniki.
Women in the local communities of Melbourne, Athens and Thessaloniki crocheted 8000 white laurels to decorate the replica. The laurels are a symbol of status, prosperity and fame.
The Greek Centre is the first stop on the tower’s “tour of honour”. It will travel to Melbourne schools and community halls before finding a permanent home.