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The general ravings of Scott Baldwin

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Games Mania

Well, Melbourne is in the grips of commonwealth games fever, and it is obvious walking around the city.

St. Pauls Kathederal was not missing any opportunity to cash in on the advertising revenue from the games

St Pauls Kathederal

The city was crowded, I don't think I've ever seen Federation Square quite so full.

Federation Square

Niki and I took a walk over the Yarra, down to the arts centre where there was an artificial beach set up. Basically they'd just dumped a whole heap of sand on the arts centre lawn and called it a beach.

On the way, we got a good shot of the fish used in the openning ceremony to bring the queens baton relay up the Yarra to the MCG (in the background)

Fish on the Yarra

Speaking of the Openning Ceremony, Niki and I were lucky enough to get free tickets to the Dress Rehersal of the openning ceremony.
We had a good time, , and there were some good moments but we weren't overly impressed with the ceremony. I think for me personally, I'm not a big fan of the major event production style, I prefer smaller productions, but that's just me.


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