Trip Start Jan 19, 2013
95Trip End Apr 12, 2013
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After lunch we ventured into central Melbourne, a 5 minute walk or so and sat by the tourist information centre where there was free wifi, the warm sun and also two people teaching any volunteers how to dance fifties-style
We went to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image which was quite interesting. There was a slightly unusual exhibition by a film maker which had something to do with the way actors take on personalities and characters and also how we perceive the personalities of actors. It's hard to explain, mainly because we didn't really get it ourselves... We then moved onto the main part of the museum which had some cool stuff including this weird laser light which shone in a completely black room and with the aid of smoke, you could walk through the laser light and look straight down it as if it was a flat light... hard to explain but see the photo to try and understand.
Another cool thing was the ability to make your own Matrix-simulation thing, like in the films. Click on the links below to see our attempts:
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After leaving the museum, we went to try and find the Eureka Skydeck which is a high rise building where you can get an amazing view over the city. On our way though we encountered another street performer who was much more entertaining. We arrived just as he was finishing getting wrapped in a lot of cling film. He then got two volunteers to tie a plastic chain around his body, as tight as they could and it looked incredibly uncomfortable, not to mention the addition of the heat as well. He then slowly proceeded to escape from it although not without quite a struggle! Although that was probably just to make it seem all the more difficult than it actually was! We decided to give him a few dollars and then moved on.
The skydeck was really impressive up but the way the building is designed made reflections quite hard to avoids in photos. There was an option to go in the world's only edge experience where you get to stand over a glass platform and look directly down to the ground. It was ridiculously expensive for us to both do it and get a photo since cameras weren't allowed there so we decided against it.
After that, we just went back to the centre and decided to try and get on a free tram that goes around the city in a circle
We have now gone to buy a cheap bottle of wine as some people we met on the bar crawl are going out somewhere so we thought we would join. Our double room is much cosier than the dorms and we will miss it tomorrow night.
Hope everyone has slept well, more tomorrow xx