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Photographic frenzy!

Photographic frenzy!

A collection of 100 maps documenting geotags has revealed that the most photographed spot in the CBD is the intersection of Swanston and Flinders streets. The collection is called The Geotaggers World Atlas and includes maps of cities from all over the world. The album is displayed on photo sharing website, Flickr. The maps are

Fish Market c. 1890

Between 1865 and 1892, the Melbourne Fish Market occupied the Flinders and Swanston streets south- west corner. It was of white brick and stucco with a large central chamber 16m high surrounded by 14 slate slabbed stalls, fountains for washing fish, an arcade and room for carts to enter at auction time. The building housed

Perfect score for Lonsdale and Swanston

A website has awarded both Swanston and Lonsdale streets with a score of 100/100 based on their “walkability”. WalkScore.com judges suburbs all around the world based on their walking accessibility to dining and drinking, groceries, shopping, parks, schools, errands, and culture and entertainment. The website labelled Lonsdale St a “walker’s paradise”, adding that daily errands 

Buskers unplugged

Complaints about the level of noise from buskers has led the City of Melbourne to trial a ban on amplified sound in Swanston St for three months from August 1. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said the City of Melbourne received 264 formal noise-related complaints about buskers from January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016. “Busking

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