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The old Shot Tower and new Glass Cone at Melbourne Central shopping centre. The Coops Shot Tower was built in 1890 and was incorporated into the development of the new shopping complex, which was completed in 1990. It is now the feature of the central court, with a huge glass and steel cone to highlight it. I have always found the contrast between the two styles of architecture intriguing. It’s something i have wanted to photograph for a very long time.

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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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  • Franco De Luca Calce
    Franco De Luca...over 5 years ago

    Wonderful lighting, colours and shadows Andrew, another magazine shot!

  • Thanks very much mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Pamela Bates
    Pamela Batesover 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Andrew!! Love the angle and the lines!!

  • Cheers Pamela, so happy you like this one!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 5 years ago

    What a fantastic shot Andres!!..I love images like this with all the lines and angles..

  • Thank you so much Kim :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Thank you Scott!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 5 years ago

    Aaah Andrew ,,, this is fantastic,, the angle is awesome,,it’s so cosmic,,,it looks like the building is travelling into a vortex ,,, ,I love it ,, I love it,,, an instant fav for me,,, congratulations this one is a winner for sure,,,cheers

  • Oh thanks so much Maria! I racked my brains trying to get a name for this one, Vortex is simply perfect!! I’m changing the name to it now. So happy you like this one, it’s a shot I’ve wanted to take for many years and finally had the chance to! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellover 5 years ago

    Interesting architectural statement being made here.

  • Thank you Mary!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Peacefulwarrior
    Peacefulwarriorover 5 years ago

    stunning image……. well captured!!

  • Thanks so much mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • shakey
    shakeyover 5 years ago

    brilliant work.

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • skyhorse
    skyhorseover 5 years ago

    splendid capture, great POV, now i want to go play there with my Canon :D

  • haha, thanks mate! It took me years to actually go in and snap up the shot tower, it’s a photographers dream come true :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliover 5 years ago

    MARVELLOUS, Andrew!

  • Thanks so much Daniela! Always so nice to hear from you :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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