E is for………………….

My goodness it seems like it was only yesterday and I was talking about letters of the alphabet with Mum.
So today for the letter E – we could look at Entertainment, Exercise, Enjoyment
But no, today I have chosen – Entrances and Exits.

A few years ago (2010) I had to go up to the city – I had some time to spare so was able to have a look at (and photograph) some marvellous Entrances and Exits in the city known in the late 1800s as Marvellous Melbourne

Flinders Street Station
One of our most easily recognised Entrance and Exits
right on the intersection of Flinders Street, Swanston Street and St Kilda Road.

Flinders Street Station

For many years this was the place to meet
‘Meet you on the steps under the clocks’
was the saying.
the clocks were related to each of the train lines
and gave the time of the next one on that line
as well as the platform it would  leave from
Like many things these days they have been replaced
by an electronic board inside the forecourt 🙂

Flinders Street Station 1

Across the road on one of the corners of Swanston Street
is St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral
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St Pauls Cathedral

This is the Great West Door from the street
(strange angle I know but the footpath wasn’t level!)

Cathedral GWD 1

Closer view2 GWD close

and from the inside looking out showing off the beautiful stain glass3 GWD Inside

Just up Swanston Street on the same side you’ll find
Melbourne Town Hall
photo sourcemelbourne-australia-townhall

The large entrance is surrounded by pillars and posts
(and people passing by lol)

Town Hall Almost directly across the road is the heritage listed Manchester Unity Building
photo sourceManchester_Unity_Building

just inside in the lobby was this banks of doors – (entrances and exits??)
Of course they are for the Lifts
or Elevators as they are called in some parts of the world.

Imagine waiting there and being able to admire the handiwork of the doors as well as the mosaic mural of the shield and motto of the company.

Lifts Man Unity Building

Lift door

Then it’s across the road to Collins Street
to see the heritage listed Regent Theatre 

exterior regent theatre melbourne photo source

with its glamorous wide stepped entrance foyer.
We’ve been to many shows here and it is a grand special feeling walking through those doors at the top – one of the nicest theatres in town

Regent Theatre stairs

Chandeliers and the beautiful window above the doors !

Regent Theatre  Window

Time to make our way home and for some its time for a drink.
Well not for me – but right acoss from the station is Young and Jacksons

Young and Jacksons

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Ready to quench the thirst of many a worker on a hot day
Home to Chloe

I just looked at the door
and wondered who walked in and out on their way to the station that hot day 🙂Young and Jackson

Do pop over to Mum’s blog and see what others have written about the letter E

24 thoughts on “E is for………………….

  1. Wow of I don’t live here I’d want to visit. It’s strange how you never really look at your own town. I have just come back from Melbourne and I just saw the traffic and the road works and the detour signs. Thanks for making me appreciate it a little more

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    1. It’s funny when we don’t know (or appreciate) what’s under our noses isn’t it Angela – we used to laugh and talk about the places we only visited when we had company.

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    1. What a shame you couldn’t make it Gerlinde – I’m sure you would have had a good time. Those buildings are within five maximum ten minute walk of each other

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  2. Great theme and nice photos. The clocks are still at Flinders Street, but rather than being altered by a man with a stick, they are electronically connected now and still show the departure times for various lines. I hope you had a good look around the MU foyer. It is very special.

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    1. I will have to have another look at the Man U building again Andrew – another person mentioned it to me the other day. It was the lift that caught my attention at the time.

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  3. What a variety of entrances ! I’m intrigued by the inside/outside photo of the stained glass door. Striking from the inside, but I love the subtle pale colors from the outside. Nice post!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia – the photo doesn’t do the door justice – it’s so much larger than it looks. And of course the glass literally shines when the sun is beaming in from outside.

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    1. Woould be great if you could manage it some time gigi – remember it’s about a 15 hour flight from Honolulu to Melbourne, do you think David would enjoy being tied to chair for that long?

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  4. Very impressive. Now I didn’t see any pictures of your front and back doors. 🙂 I’m sure they are just as important as the ones in your pictures and they are all yours.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  5. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos of Melbourne. Entrances I always find intriguing – what is inside!?! I love a majestic building. Think my favourite of the ones you have photographed is the MU building and its lifts. What a sign of wealth!

    I’ve only been to Melbourne once and loved the architecture. I want to go back.

    I go into my city (Sydney) regularly but always try to look at the buildings in the CBD in a different way – go down a street I don’t normally go down, look up high, look at details, doorways, decorative elements. Amazing after decades I can still see new things.

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