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Icons of Melbourne #10

Tim and I are taking a break today from architectural icons of Melbourne and have decided to focus instead on a cultural icon.

The Moomba parade was held today and as we hadn’t been before we thought we’d see what all the fuss was about.

An hour after finding a spot to view said parade, we found out … bored children and flags.

But then the parade started and we found out what it was really about.

Colour and movement and celebrating the multicultural nature of the city we now call home.

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne and her brother Stevie were crowned king and queen – a very popular choice. King Stevie was having a ball!

A study in contrasts: the poised queen and a very excited king.
A study in contrasts: the poised queen and a very excited king.

 

Here are some more images of the parade. Tim’s photos of the parade are here.

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