Melbourne’s Odd Balls: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

The Atrium is one of the buildings which is contained within Federation Square. The entire square is odd yet beautiful and going on a tour gave me an understanding of the intent of the architects and I am simply in awe. This building is the Atrium which is more like a covered street 16 metres high and 18 metres across. The gallery that these photographs were taken overlooks the space below which is dedicated public space and complements the openess of the square outside. The upper level also houses The Federation Story.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Many galleries open off this space and it as it’s own auditorium. The theme of the square is continued here with its celebration of city and river. The triangular pattern of the facades of the building of the square is continued here. They are made up of 5 single triangles which join to form a larger triangle known as a panel. Five panels then join to form a larger triangular mega-panel. This is a metaphor for Federation: the diverse elements of the different states united as one.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

All the structures in the square were abstract but I just loved the odd balls which when seen with the other elements in the space appealed to my eye greatly.

In response to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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20 Responses to Melbourne’s Odd Balls: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh why a fun odd ball entry, Irene. Thanks for playing.

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  2. Odd balls as oddballs. How perfect!


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  3. Cool! Reminds me of a galaxy solar system.

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  4. Very Star Trek and Buckminster Fuller. Definitely a contained expanding Universe.

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    I also like how you’ve made this a play on words, “the odd balls.” Interesting to find out the story behind a creation like that, though.

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  6. Sherri says:

    This really is an ‘odd ball’ post Irene, love it! What a fascinating building and as Charli says, the back story is interesting too… 🙂

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  8. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have chosen this post to be featured in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.
    I sure hope you have a fantastic week.

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  10. A constellation of shapes – very exciting.

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