Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Shrine of Remembrance

One of my favourite building in Australia. I went there last Saturday afternoon, which might be the last time i spent my time near this building. Being one of attractive places in Melbourne, Victoria, The Shrine of Remembrance is one of the most visited war memorial in Victoria, and located near St Kilda Road.

The Shrine of Remembrance was built between July 1928 and November 1934, to remember about 114,00 men and women who served and died in the Great War 1914-1918. This building design was selected in a competition among artistes and architects. The winners were Philip Hudson and James Wardrop, the two Melbourne returned soldier architects. The Shrine of Remembrance was officially opened to the public by Prince Henry, the Duke of Gloucester and son of King George V in November 1934.Most professional photographers fall in love with this place. If you come to Melbourne, do not forget to come here, the entrance is free! And you will love this place because the scenery is beautiful and awesome. =)