Melbourne, Australia

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  Across the Yarra River, Melbourne’s skyline has grown dramatically since the 1980s.  Photo by Peter Bennetts.
    Across the Yarra River, Melbourne’s skyline has grown dramatically since the 1980s. Photo by Peter Bennetts.
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  “The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art has particular significance for my wife and me because we got married there,” says Bennetts.  Photo by Peter Bennetts.
    “The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art has particular significance for my wife and me because we got married there,” says Bennetts. Photo by Peter Bennetts.
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  A monument to fallen soldiers, the Shrine of Remembrance is a symbolic memorial.  Photo by Peter Bennetts.
    A monument to fallen soldiers, the Shrine of Remembrance is a symbolic memorial. Photo by Peter Bennetts.
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  The Royal Exhibition Building, completed in 1880 for the International Exhibition, is the first World Heritage–listed building in Australia.  Photo by Peter Bennetts.
    The Royal Exhibition Building, completed in 1880 for the International Exhibition, is the first World Heritage–listed building in Australia. Photo by Peter Bennetts.
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  Centre Place, one of the many labyrinthine laneways that criss-cross the inner city, is well-traversed by pedestrians.  Photo by Peter Bennetts.
    Centre Place, one of the many labyrinthine laneways that criss-cross the inner city, is well-traversed by pedestrians. Photo by Peter Bennetts.
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  “For me, Storey Hall was the start of a new Melbourne,” says Bennetts of the building on the RMIT campus by architects Ashton Raggatt McDougall. “It broke ground [in the mid-’90s], and confident, rigorous expression has flourished ever since.”  Photo by Peter Bennetts.
    “For me, Storey Hall was the start of a new Melbourne,” says Bennetts of the building on the RMIT campus by architects Ashton Raggatt McDougall. “It broke ground [in the mid-’90s], and confident, rigorous expression has flourished ever since.” Photo by Peter Bennetts.
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  Another place for locals to go is Federation Square, a public gathering place.  Photo by Peter Bennetts.
    Another place for locals to go is Federation Square, a public gathering place. Photo by Peter Bennetts.
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  The St. Kilda Road art precinct is dominated by the brutalist National Gallery of Victoria and the landmark spire of the Arts Centre.  Photo by Peter Bennetts.
    The St. Kilda Road art precinct is dominated by the brutalist National Gallery of Victoria and the landmark spire of the Arts Centre. Photo by Peter Bennetts.
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  Another contemporary structure, the Melbourne Museum, is visible from the opposite side of the city.  Photo by Peter Bennetts.
    Another contemporary structure, the Melbourne Museum, is visible from the opposite side of the city. Photo by Peter Bennetts.
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  Older buildings like Manchester Unity sit comfortably beside the contemporary in the city center.  Photo by Peter Bennetts.
    Older buildings like Manchester Unity sit comfortably beside the contemporary in the city center. Photo by Peter Bennetts.
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