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The Sydney Myer Music bowl…. Opened in 1959.

The businessman and philanthropist, Sidney Myer, inspired the construction of the building, after attending the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Sidney Myer established free, open-air concerts with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 1929, which were always well attended by Melbournians. These free concerts continue to this day, now being held at the bowl itself. There are usually four or five concerts a year.

Upon his death in 1934, the Sidney Myer Charitable Trust was established, now known as the Myer Foundation, to continue the tradition of philanthropy begun by its founder. The design and construction of a music bowl for the people of Melbourne was decided upon and funded by the Myer Foundation.

The bowl was officially opened by Prime Minister Robert Menzies on February 12, 1959 with an audience of 30,000.

I remember going here to see ABBA in 1976, at the time I assume it was the biggest “stadium” in Melbourne.

Olympus e-30, 12-60mm f/2.8 SWD


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    RONI PHOTOGRAPHYabout 4 years ago

    amazing pix Keith

  • thanks Roni

    – Keith Irving

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08about 4 years ago

    Great photo! I like the perspective, too.

  • thanks Mariejo…i should of got down lower though

    – Keith Irving

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenabout 4 years ago

    Wow great capture Keith love the POV! :)))

  • thankyou Kylie…this turned out better than expected

    – Keith Irving

  • clickinhistory
    clickinhistoryabout 4 years ago

    Oh dear off to therapy now after the image of you in lurex cat suit and sequins appeared after you mentioning the name of the concert ;) Great composition Keith

  • hahahaha.. thanks richard…..i take no responsibilty for your state of mind LOL Cant be worse than mine… i’ve run out of light bulbs :)

    – Keith Irving

  • Puggs
    Puggsabout 4 years ago

    great shot and POV, the clouds really stand out, must have been a windy day…

  • yeah i love the POV….. did one from the other end to but the eureka tower here makes the background more interesting…. It was windy and i have to wait for breaks in the cloud

    – Keith Irving

  • Dania Reichmuth
    Dania Reichmuthabout 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Jen Waltmon
    Jen Waltmonabout 4 years ago

    Great perspective. Nice work!

  • Corkle
    Corkleabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work. Great perspective!

  • JodieT
    JodieTabout 4 years ago

    This is AWESOME – The detail in the cables is fantastic. I can’t believe the shadows on the grass either, the colour and lighting are excellent and that sky just sets it off beautifully. You must be thrilled. I think I’ll just close my account now….

  • thankyou Jodie…… its ok..i know you just dont want me to smash your bottles LOL

    – Keith Irving

  • 4artisticdesign
    4artisticdesignabout 4 years ago

    fantastic view

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