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An interestingly different ‘city’ exists above the roofs of Paris.

View from Montmarte Hill
View of Paris from Montmarte Hill
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 82mm | 1/500s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Paris - City of dessus de toit (rooftops and skyline)
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 120mm | 1/320s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Haussmann style of building facades
Parisian apartment buildings
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 130mm | 1/320s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Parisian apartment buildings
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 42mm | 1/640s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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Melbourne GPO is located on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Street in Melbourne CBD. This former general post office was redeveloped as a shopping mall in 2004.

Architecture: Classical with French Second Empire influences (designed in the Victorian period); Neo-Renaissance style

GPO, MelbourneNikon D200 | 18-200mm VR @ 20mm | 1/60s @ f/13 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Facade along Bourke Street MallGPO, MelbourneNikon D200 | 18-200mm VR @ 26mm | 1/20s @ f/13 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Arcade along Elizabeth Street
GPO, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Nikon D200 | 18-200mm VR @ 56mm | 1/45s @ f/4.8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Interior – ceiling detail
Ceiling detail, GPO
Nikon D200 | 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/30s @ f/3.8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

First GPO building was completed in 1852.
1859-1867: Two-level building was developed; Architect – A.E. Johnson
1887: Third level and clock tower were added
1919: Building re-design and re-modelling of sorting hall into a public hall; Architects – Walter Burley Griffin and John Smmith Murdoch
2001: Building closed as a public facility and damaged by fire in September 2001
2004: Building opened for trade as a retail centre

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