Archive for Category: "HIT THE STREETS"

Southgate Cinema | Southbank, Melbourne

Southgate Cinema | Southbank, Melbourne

It’s been many, many years since silent movies were in vogue, but now there’s a place where they can be experienced in a whole new way – a distinctly modern, in-flight-movie kind of way. Rustling chip packets, coughing fits and poor mobile-phone etiquette be gone! Oh, yes.

Pugwood | Elsternwick Park, Melbourne

Pugwood | Elsternwick Park, Melbourne

Bred to adorn the lap of an ancient Chinese sovereign, pugs are at their cutest en masse in a public park. A posse of pugs frolicking joyously is pure, heart-melting cuteness: those chocolate-drop eyes, sweet squashy faces and curly-wurly tails just make you all gooey on the inside.

North Fitzroy Bowling Club | North Fitzroy, Melbourne

North Fitzroy Bowling Club | North Fitzroy, Melbourne

For those who like to picnic, enjoy a bevvy and score points at the same time, lawn bowls is just the ticket. The Fitzroy Bowling Club offers lawn and ball hire in 2-hour blocks, and with two large greens (room for 18 groups) and six beer gardens (yes, Germany eat your heart out), your crowd can happily wile away the day mastering this centuries-old sport.

Hong de Lion Dance Association | Fitzroy, Melbourne

Hong de Lion Dance Association | Fitzroy, Melbourne

The creation story of the lion dance is a rather fantastical one about a mythical beast that ravaged a village in China during the Han Dynasty. The locals rebelled – banging drums, setting off firecrackers, and scaring the heck out of the pesky beast with their very own acrobatically inclined dancing lion. Today, the lion dance is said to bring good luck and prosperity on auspicious occasions. And now you too can learn to dance like the big cat!

The Enterprize | Docklands, Melbourne

The Enterprize | Docklands, Melbourne

The Enterprize is a replica of the trading schooner that first sailed across Bass Strait in 1835 during European settlement. Look at her glorious bits! Handsome and pretty at the same time. On weekends you can go on hour-long sails, enough time to take on the thrilling high seas of Port Phillip Bay.