Friday, November 05, 2010

Star shows up for a jam session

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON (Image ID: 129-5738)


Okay, so it's not a real star - but you can understand why I saw the resemblance. This unusual ceiling is part of the Jam Factory here in Melbourne.

Definitely one of the places to be in the uber-trendy suburb of Prahran, it comprises a shopping mall, cinema and restaurant complex. And do you know where it gets its name from? Simple - it was once (you guessed it) a jam factory.

26 comments:

Merisi said...

Jam Factory?
Music or fruit spread? ;-)

Great capture, star-quality!

TechnoBabe said...

Cool jam factory you have over there. Yes, this is a wonderful view of the star and the colors are great.

Sandi McBride said...

Jams and jellies? One day I'll find myself over there looking for this~! I am sure I won't be disappointed!
Sandi

Moannie said...

It's like looking into a diamond with a loup. Stunning.

Daryl said...

I like it when old buildings/structures are renovated into something new vs being torn down

Hilary said...

Such a fun photo but even more fun title. You are SO back!

RuneE said...

Both phot and title were stunning :-)

Friko said...

Not only a starry sky, a sunny starry sky!

aims said...

I'm with Daryl (of course). Reminds me of the Jax Building in New Orleans. Old brewery turned into condos and businesses.

BTW - How am I going to get a SIGNED copy this time of Muskoka Maharani?

Fragrant Liar said...

What a cool structure, and a gorgeous photo.

Maggie May said...

I love it and the colours. I was wondering what you were doing in a jam factory! Now I know.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

The Muse said...

what an intricate engineering feat!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Merisi - both! Glad you like the shot.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, TechnoBabe - Prahran is a very cool place to be!

david mcmahon said...

Sandi, it would be my absolute pleasure to show you and Mac around.

david mcmahon said...

Moannie, THAT'S what it reminded me of!

david mcmahon said...

Yes, Daryl - you would also love the shot tower and the way it was incorporated into Melbourne Central.

Mrs Authorblog and I will take you and Ray there when you visit. Deal?

david mcmahon said...

You are so very kind, Hilary. You have absolutely made my day.

I'll never forget your kindness in taking over Post of the Day, too.

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, RuneE - very kind of you.

david mcmahon said...

You're right, Friko - and it was VERY sunny that day, as you can tell from the shadows.

david mcmahon said...

Aims, I will personally deliver one the next time I am in your beautiful country.

Hopefully, that won't be too long.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks so much, Fragrant Liar - it's a really interesting place - some great mosaics on the columns as well.

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Maggie. I was hunting for strwaberry jam, for my Devonshire tea and scones!

david mcmahon said...

Yes, you're right, Muse - the architects must have been genuine stars!

imac said...

Really like this one David.

Ornery's Wife said...

This really resembles the view of the Oral Roberts University Prayer Tower! The colors are different, but wow, the resemblance is uncanny!
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