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  • White Night Melbourne, 2014

    White Night Melbourne, 2014

    Humans are social creatures and, whether conscious of it or not, we’re also an outdoorsy lot. Most of us no longer hunt-and-gather in the prairies or plains or decorate cave walls, but we still retain an innate desire to create and explore new worlds. Events like the White Night Festival encourage city folk to venture outside to discover their metropolitan […]

     
     
  • State Library of Victoria. Classical music was performed inside the domed reading room. I met a Korean woman here around 5.30am - now living in Sydney, she flew down yesterday. Said she couldn't find accommodation, though I doubt Melbourne was booked out. She was doing a tour of the Great Ocean Road at 8am, so hopefully she was able to stay awake for it.

    White Night Melbourne

    White Night is a dusk-to-dawn celebration of art and culture that began in Paris in 2002 and has since spread to twenty-three other international cities. Though, the true inspiration apparently goes back further to a festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia – ‘white night’ describes the evenings at that latitude during the summer solstice when dusk lingers from sunset till dawn. […]

     
     
 
 

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