Iconic Melbourne Shot Tower

A day of towers, domes and boots. Melbourne turned on the charm today with its silvery grey skies and shades of autumn beauty. I love nothing more than setting out on foot and walking around to discover the many secrets and beautiful locations this magical city has to offer. I really do find myself smiling like a crazy person as I wander through lane ways and art deco lined streets.

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IMG_8270 I had a chance for a quick photo shoot this morning and I was super excited for some cold weather in Melbourne so I could take my new Hush Puppy ankle boots out for their first wear. They are the perfect boot for anything you need to do. I walked the kids to school and back and then did a whole day’s walking in the city and felt nothing but comfort. Perfect boot and heel height if you’re a walker like me.

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HUSH PUPPIES- GEORGIE BOOT – and they’ve just been reduced to $99- YAY!!

I wandered into Melbourne Central today as its celebrating Shot Tower Heritage Week with a range of activities and special events. I was fortunate enough to attend a tour of the iconic shot tower and even got a chance to see the glass dome up close and personal.

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Our tour guide Dale Campisi knew everything there was to know about Melbourne and was full of fun facts about the tower and Melbourne Central itself.

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Did you know:

– The Shot Tower was built 125 years ago and was a factory used to make lead shots for shot guns.

– Known as Coop’s shot tower it is only one of 3 towers still standing in Australia. The other 2 are in Clifton Hill and Hobart.

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– Melbourne Central was built by a Japanese firm who also built Taipei’s iconic tower Taipei 101 as well as the Sydney Harbour tunnel.

– If you look closely inside the cone of Melbourne Central you can see the abandoned escalator landings of Daimaru (the department store that was housed in Melbourne Central for 10 years).

– Did you know there used to be an amusement park on the roof top of Melbourne Central? The go-cart track is still visible from the rooftop.

 

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Check out Melbourne Central and Shot Tower Heritage Week for yourself. There’s fun for the whole family and you’ll love discovering a piece of history right here on our doorstep. X

 

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