Friday, February 01, 2008
Hotrodding at the REB
This is a lousy picture of our most beautiful Royal Exhibition Buildings. Really though, I prefer the appearance more from the southern side. This is the eastern and main entrance.
Construction was completed in 1880 and soon after it held Melbourne's first International Exhibition. I doubt they would have envisaged it hosting a display of hotrods.
A bit of trivia for you. Around the building are three small lakes. Their intended purpose was for fire fighting should the bugger catch alight.
It also hosted the opening of Commonwealth of Australia's first parliament.
In 2004, it became the first Australian building to receive World Heritage listing.
And just coz I can, aren't these cars that were on display outside the building gorgeous.
I thought you might think I am bit butch because I am posting car pictures, but then I have spoilt it with gorgeous haven't I. Of course there were some Aussie cars there too, but these Yank Tanks (we use that in an affectionate way DJ)are just so so big and stylish.