Australia - Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

"The Royal Exhibition Building and its surrounding Carlton Gardens were designed for the great international exhibitions of 1880 and 1888 in Melbourne. The building and grounds were designed by Joseph Reed. The building is constructed of brick and timber, steel and slate. It combines elements from the Byzantine, Romanesque, Lombardic and Italian Renaissance styles. The property is typical of the international exhibition movement which saw over 50 exhibitions staged between 1851 and 1915 in venues including Paris, New York, Vienna, Calcutta, Kingston (Jamaica) and Santiago (Chile). All shared a common theme and aims: to chart material and moral progress through displays of industry from all nations." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
I bought this prepaid postcard in Melbourne and mailed to myself in April 2014.




Postcard 2
Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Australia inscribed in 2004. Many thanks to Alison of Australia for beautiful colorful stamps used.





Postcard 3 
Carlton Gardens.Thanks to Alison of Australia.


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