Shrine Of Remembrance & Melbourne’s War Memorial

Shrine of Remembrance is a great building and the architecture is definitely unique. It blends in with the rest of Melbourne’s architecture in a sense that it’s pretty random. 

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There isn’t a definitive signature to Melbourne’s architecture like how Chicago, Hong Kong, or New York has a central theme or style.  I could look at buildings in those cities and know it’s Chicago, Hong Kong or New York.  However, Melbourne is pretty all of over the place like when I was in Melbourne.

Shrine of Remembrance
Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is an ode to Australia’s fallen soldiers and it’s a great memorial.   It started as a memorial for soldiers who served in World War I; eventually it became a memorial for all that have served.  It’s one of the largest war memorial in Australia.  Australian are pretty easy going and aren’t belligerent people, so you have to be a complete moron to fuck things up with them on a call.  By the way, that was an indirect shot at Trump.

The Halicarnassus’ Mausoleum of Maussollos and Athens’ Parthenon were the inspiration for the design of the Shrine.  There are four groups of statuary representing Peace, Justice, Patriotism, and Sacrifice.  Those are all very honorable things and things I don’t have in my own life.  My four statuary groups consists of Lust, Greed, Gluttony and Sloth.

Shrine of Remembrance
Shrine of Remembrance

However, it’s a great place to visit.  At the top of the steps, there is a great view of downtown Melbourne.  It’s a great view even though there are trees in the way.  It’s one of those things where you can’t stop something from obstructing your view.  Like that person who likes to come in late to a movie and decides to sit in the middle of the row so he walks through all the seats to get into the  middle.  I hate that person.

Lastly, the Shrine lights up at night and has a gold color to it.  It’s gorgeous and a wonderful sight to see like me in a Hawaii shirt with a murse.

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