As Night Falls by Christine  Wilson Photography
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The GPO in Melbourne 2008, all packed up after a day of Melbourne’s hardened coffee drinkers.

The foundation stone was laid on its present site in 1859 and built to the design of A.E.Johnson in the Renaissance Revival style.

The building was later extended in 1887 with a larger clock tower, extra storeys and a Second Empire styled mansard roofline. Plans for the building were never completed.

The interior sorting hall was redesigned between 1907 and 1919.

In 2001, the GPO ceased to function as an office of Australia Post. A planning application for an upmarket shopping mall was approved.

A hotel development with thirteen-storey hotel was proposed, but never eventuated.

The hall was gutted by fire in 2001. The building was restored as a retail centre in 2004.

tone mapped in photomatix, with oroton effect. LR3 grain added. I think this is how i processed this, the LR3 was a recent part of the processing the original processing was done in 2008

specialising in black and white photgraphy

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  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...almost 4 years ago

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesalmost 4 years ago

    This is a high compliment but this gives me the creeps…. atmosphere indeed!!

  • thanks Angela I was aiming for dark and creepy, normally a popular coffee spot in Melbourne and many shots taken of this place the ( post office) during the day , who knows what happens here after closing :)

    – Christine Wilson Photography

  • Lois Romer
    Lois Romeralmost 4 years ago

    this is the gpo? yeh does look a bit scary.

  • yes its the GPO taken in 2008

    – Christine Wilson Photography

  • polly470
    polly470almost 4 years ago

    I saw this on my feed and was intrigued!! What a great atmosphere you have got here..and I love the soft mono…
    P
    xx

  • Adriana Glackin
    Adriana Glackinalmost 4 years ago

    Wow – love this; very spooky….

  • SquarePeg
    SquarePegalmost 4 years ago

    eerie and very cool.

  • NINA -L
    NINA -Lalmost 4 years ago

    great !!!

  • ashpipedevil
    ashpipedevilalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent Christine….good work.

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...almost 4 years ago

    great atmosphere you have created Chrisitine

  • Dean Mucha
    Dean Muchaalmost 4 years ago

    Fabalous work!

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