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Christmas at 333 Collins Street by Christine Smith


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FEATURED in Australian Capital Cities 17-12-2012
FEATURED in Neighbours – the Aussies & the Kiwis 17-12-2012
FEATURED in Artists Universe 17-12-2012
FEATURED in Australian Women Photographers 19-12-2012
FEATURED in Cover Shots 20-12-2012
FEATURED in Melbourne & Victoria 23-12-2012
FEATURED in Light Up My Life 25-12-2012
FEATURED in A Place To Call Home 26-12-2012

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @22mm, ISO: 200, Aperture: f4, Shutter: 1/5

This huge Christmas Tree was inside 333 Collins Street, Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. The building is registered by the Heritage Council of Victoria. It was built between 1891 and 1893 to a design by architects Lloyd Tayler and Alfred Dunn. The crossed rib dome inspired by Italian Baroque and Moorish precedents, is considered one of the great Victorian era interiors of Melbourne, and was narrowly saved from demolition in the 1970s following public opposition led by the National Trust. It was originally built for the Commercial Bank of Australia, and was completed just as the 1880s financial boom collapsed – the bank had to close its ornate cast iron gates in April 1893 for a time to keep out desperate depositors at the height of the crisis. The original façade of the building was refaced in 1939, in turn replaced by the current podium level stone façade, the central section of which is a simplified version of the 1893 original.

Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

Christine’s images have had:
793 Features & 41 Challenge Wins

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  • Caitlin Dickman
    Caitlin Dickmanabout 2 years ago

    Pretty christmas tree!! Well done Christine! :D

  • Thank you very much Caitlin.

    – Christine Smith

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Christine Smith

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    Very festive :-)

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thank you Derek.

    – Christine Smith

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 2 years ago

    A beautiful sight Christine!!…wonderful architecture and lighting!!

  • Thanks so much Kate, for both your comment and the fave.

    – Christine Smith

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago


  • Glad that you like it Lorilee. Thanks so much for your support.

    – Christine Smith

  • supergold
    supergoldabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much for both your comment and the fave.

    – Christine Smith

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 2 years ago

    beautifully captured Christine.

  • Thank you very much for your kind words and fave Julie.

    – Christine Smith

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature in ‘Australian Capital Cities’ Graham.

    – Christine Smith

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature in ‘Neighbours – the Aussies & the Kiwis’ As always, it is very much appreciated. Wishing you all the very best for a wonderful Christmas.

    – Christine Smith

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 2 years ago

    December 17th, 2012
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  • Thank you very much for featuring my image Mary. I really appreciate it. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you.

    – Christine Smith

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