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White Night Melbourne 2015

I had fun at White Night Melbourne!
Not normally known as 
all night Party Wren,
It was great to be in the city 
watching dawn break over the Yarra River!



Our 18 and 21 year old kids
 looked at me with an incredulous:
"I've got better things to do with my life, 
like sleep" look... 
when I suggested they came with me.



Or maybe it was the 
"You've got to be kidding! It's going to be 36 degrees C on Sunday
and we're playing soccer in the extreme heat, 
I'm having a lie-in" look.

Fortunately our overseas students
thought my crazy suggestion was a good one.




Today photo credits go to these 
three gorgeous Japanese students
who were happy to join me 
and get up at 5am to enjoy White Night Melbourne.
Thank you!

White Night is a music, food, film, art and light festival
which runs from 7pm to 7am
with over 80 free events in nine precincts across the city.
City buildings were transformed by spectacular light shows.
The Forum and many Flinders Street buildings
became Alice In Wonderland.
Off with her head!


Many buildings were open all night.
Here we are in St Pauls Cathedral.

It was a wonderful way to show our overseas visitors 
inside many of our iconic Melbourne buildings.
The beauty of going at 5am 
was to enjoyed the sights without the crowds!



At the Arts Centre we sat in air conditioned comfort
in one of the theatres
to watch the wonderful Ghostly Machines,
a kind of mechanical ballet show set to music.


When we came out it was just getting light
and these luminous skeletons dancers were having a final dance
at the National Gallery of Victoria.


We wandered back along the Yarra River 
amidst many people looking rather rough
(like the morning after the night before!)
we watched large illuminated lotus flowers 
floating on the the river.


The crack of dawn was breaking on another 
wonderful Melbourne Day.
Next year we're so going to do an all nighter!
Linking with Blue Monday, Thank you Sally
Mosaic Monday Thank you Judith
#PoCoLo  Thank you Victoria
Thank you to all the hosts

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