Old GPO – Cnr Bourke and Elizabeth Sts

There is an oddly specific spot on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth Streets in the City. It offers opportunities to shoot some interesting lines contrasting with pedestrian traffic. Here is the spot :

By getting up on the ledge, the perspective shifts massively and becomes much more interesting. There are plenty of other locations here. Just walk up the stairs to the undercover corridor – there are some great repeating arches. For some reason, I don’t have a shot of the arches, but you will spot them pretty easily! From the upper vantage point in the covered corridor, there are plenty of chances to shoot passers by.

Just find a good spot and be patient… roll39 kodaktrix400 M7ii648



There is more to explore at the GPO here.

5 Responses to “Old GPO – Cnr Bourke and Elizabeth Sts”

  1. excellent! I’m going to be in Melbourne for the month of June. there is a note to head right for this corner ASAP haha..thank you!



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