Rain, rain and more rain was the weather’s theme for ANZAC day 2012 in Melbourne …
Here’s some photos from a different perspective than my previous shoots; pre-parade, showing a very desolate, dark and wet Melbourne city.
ANZAC Day 2011, another strong march in Melbourne, as the fog slowly lifted …
This year, Dad and I met up with Alex, Adriana and Steve for the march.
As March kicks in, Melbourne comes alive with so many events.
Moomba, Australia’s largest free community festival celebrates Melbourne’s people culture and its most beloved characteristics. The Moomba Parade, a Melbourne tradition, returned in 2011 with another colourful and energetic display.
The floats this year were a celebration of the city’s bold and colourful character …
“…..brains, brains, brains….” was the screeching cry…as the zombies took over Melbourne’s streets on Saturday, creating havoc.
Some photos from the shuffle below as well as a Full Slideshow
(Note: not for the faint hearted…there are some gory costumes)
I cannot believe ANZAC day has come around again so quickly…
…this year the ANZAC Day march in Melbourne brought with it some unfortunate drama with a heritage vehicle losing control and reportedly running over 7 veterans.
Once again, the march evoked many emotions. Again like last year, I felt so proud to be an Australian, with a strong crowd there to cheer them on. It was awesome to see so many young Australians both supporting and marching.
Lest we forget them…
Make sure you Click on the Slideshow link to see the full set of photos from the march, I hope you enjoy them.
Australia’s largest free community festival celebrates Melbourne’s people culture and its most beloved characteristics. The Moomba Parade, a Melbourne tradition, returned in 2010 with another colourful and energetic display.
Spectacular floats with more than 1,400 community members taking part, the theme of this year’s Parade was “Moomba is Melbourne and Melbourne is an eventful city”. Floats celebrated everything Melbourne is famous for; its people, its sport, its art, its food and wine – even its weather.
The Pako Festa is the largest free multicultural event in Australia, held in Geelong. Attracting thousands of people, the event has a parade, performances, cultural food, workshops, art and craft exhibitions, street performers and a range of free activities for children.
This year, I only had enough time to photograph the parade. Click on the slideshow link to see a series of photos from Pako 2010.
Wyndham City Council’s “Sounds in the Wynd” is a free Summer Music Festival held over 3 weeks in Wyndham’s local parks at Wyndhamvale, Taneit & Point Cook.
Aimed at families in the community, adults and children enjoyed music, face painting and jumpting castles.
Below are some photos from the Point Cook event, staring local acts “The Rifters” and Eshak Awi and the headline act from Beatles Tribute band, “Rubber Soul“.
SLAM (Save Live Australian Music) Rally was a peaceful protest, held in Melbourne this afternoon.
With an estimated crowd of 70,000 strong, the people protested that live music will no longer be an automatic trigger for high risk conditions on many liquor licenses.
They marched with their instruments singing ‘LONG WAY TO THE TOP’ from Melbourne State Library down Swanston and Bourke St to Spring Street
Snapshot of some photos below and the full set can be viewed here
From the ‘Cruise into Summer’ Fashion Shows at QV Square, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.
From the ‘Altitude Show’ at Melbourne’s GPO for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.
From the ‘Spring Summer 09/10′ Fashion Show at Myer, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.