The Great Dome - Royal Exhibition Building - Melbourne

TonyCrehan

Hobart, Australia

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The dome over the Great Hall of the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Please view LARGE to appreciate the detail of the architecture

The Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens were completed in 1880 for Melbourne’s first international exhibition, a product of the optimism, enthusiasm and energy of the people of Melbourne in the late-19th century. Melbourne was a prosperous city, basking in the wealth from the richest gold rush in the world. How better to publicise the achievements and opportunities in the colony of Victoria than by hosting an international exhibition?

Today, the Royal Exhibition Building flourishes as one of the world’s oldest exhibition pavilions, symbolising the great 19th-century international exhibition movement.

With its meticulously-restored opulent interior, expansive galleries and soaring dome, the Great Hall continues to offer a magnificent setting for trade shows, fairs and cultural and community events.

The Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens were inscribed on the World Heritage list on 1 July 2004, becoming the first building in Australia to achieve World Heritage listing.

The viewer will see that my image is not quite under the centre of the dome. My apologies. I could not have persuaded the owner to move his classic car on display at the centre of the hall. Must try to get back there when there is no exhibition or show on.

Taken with Pentax k-30 on 25 January 2014.
Lens Sigma 10-20mm 3.5f
ISO 200
10.0mm
0 EV
f/4.0
1/25 sec
Raw
Hand held

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