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Queanbeyan Showgrounds

Technically a gate not a door but I love the unusual shape of each doorway and the overall Art Deco feel to the entrance of the show grounds in my childhood town…

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – December 14, 2017

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Royal Exhibition Building

This is one of my favourite buildings in Melbourne. The incredible architecture, craftsmanship and detail, make this a true marvel of another time. What I find interesting about the Royal Exhibition Building, is that with SO many doors, many of the side and back entrances could be the front! It is  dizzying feat to wander the perimeter of this building and try to take it all in. I have included a little history about the building below, taken from the Museums Victoria website…

This magnificent building is the oldest surviving from the Great Exhibition era that is still operating as an exhibition hall. Standing strong in Carlton Gardens, the Royal Exhibition Building is beautiful inside and out—a true landmark of Melbourne.

Dozens of trade fairs and public expos are held at the REB annually, continuing 135 years of bringing new ideas to Melbourne. It’s also home to gala dinners, fashion shows, community events and so much more. Whenever the building is available, we daily hold tours of the meticulously-restored interior with guides to tell the story of its triumphant arrival, its unappreciated middle age, and its rebirth as the first World Heritage listed building in Australia.

Source: Museums Victoria

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Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – November 16, 2017

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Mt Buffalo Chalet

Often referred to as The Grande Old Dame of Victoria’s Alpine region, the Mount Buffalo Chalet is listed in the Victorian Heritage Register for its architectural, historical and social significance. Perched on the top of Bent’s Lookout, the breathtaking views stretch out over the famous Gorge. Built in 1910 by the Victorian Governemnt, the chalet was Australia’s first ski resort, and has served generations of skiiers, hikers and families over the years it operated.

The last few decades have seen the chalet lapse into disrepair however a conservation project has been started this year to restore and preserve the building for years to come.

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You can find out more about the Mt Buffalo Chalet here…

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt, gorge; and also; Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – October 19, 2017

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Cotton Club

Welcoming in 2016, we stepped back in time at the remarkable nightspot ‘The Cotton Club’ at State of Grace. We saw in the New Year, living a night of luxury among the sophisticated scene of the 1920’s.

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – September 21, 2017

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Baldwin Street

Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, New Zealand is the world’s steepest residential street, according to the Guinness World Records. For every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation changes by 1 metre. The street’s steepness was unintentional. As with many other parts of early Dunedin, and indeed New Zealand, streets were laid out in a grid pattern with no consideration for the terrain, usually by planners in London.

Source: Wikipedia

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Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors, September 14, 2017 – guest host

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Puffing Billy

On the weekend my husband and I enjoyed the wine and dine lunch on Puffing Billy steam train in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. This is the door to our carriage car, called “Mount Lyall”.

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors, August 31, 2017 – guest host Joey

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Whakarewarewa Village

Good luck getting in this front door! A newly formed sinkhole has made things a little perilous at this home in Whakarewarewa Maori Village, Rotorua, NZ.

Image credit By Sarah

Author’s Note: Whakarewarewa village is situated in the unique geothermal landscape of Te Whakarewarewa Valley. The only living geothermal Māori village, geothermal vents provide a life-giving energy resource along with boiling hot pools and bubbling mud. Residents have been forced to utilise, respect and adapt to the ever-changing forces beneath the land.

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – August 3, 2017