St. Kilda

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Melbourne’s Luna Park is a historic amusement park located on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay in St. Kilda. Opened on 13 December 1912 it has been operational since then

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The colourful Esplanade Market at St. Kilda is open on Sundays 10am-4pm (May-Sept) & 10am-5pm (Oct-Apr)

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The Esplanade Market is a unique shopping experience by the beach that features an exciting range of contemporary artworks, handicrafts & jewellery by skilful artisans

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I picked up a pretty, psychedelic pair of handcrafted ear-rings by glass artisan Sally Green at the Sunday market

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The South Africa (2nd Boer) War Memorial unveiled on 12 March 1905 stands in the middle of Alfred Square in St. Kilda that is adjoining the Esplanade. Pathways course through & memorials to the Victoria Cross recipients & a commemorative plaque for the 1st recorded building in St Kilda are also erected here.

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Victoria Cross Monument was dedicated in 1985 to all the Australians who died at war, that their country may have peace

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A Clock Tower & bust in honour of Carlo Catani (1876-1917) originally from Italy, who was Chief Engineer of the Public Works Department contracted in 1906 to draw up a master-plan to beautify St. Kilda foreshore up to Point Ormond

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St Kilda Sea Baths was 1st opened in 1860 & rebuilt in 1910 & subsequently rebuilt several more times before closing in 1993, leaving only the front façade

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St. Kilda Cenotaph dedicated on 25 April 1925, commemorates those from St Kilda who served & died in WWI & WWII

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Restaurant strip along Fitzroy Street

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Barcelona Spanish Tapas Restaurant at 25 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

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Prawn Salad

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Mussels in White wine served with Pesto spread on bread

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Seafood Paella with a generous serving of Green mussels, prawns, squid & scallops

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St. Kilda harbour where the big cruise ships dock

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Marina where the yachts are docked

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Sail boat moored at St. Kilda harbour

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Seagulls in neat formation on the boat ramp

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St Kilda Pavilion is an eccentric Edwardian kiosk that was reconstructed & reopened in March 2006 after being burnt down in an arson attack on 11 September 2003. The site is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register & owned by Parks Victoria

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St Kilda Foreshore promenade

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View of the Promenade & Foreshore beach front from St. Kilda Pier

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The present day Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron clubhouse dates from the 1920’s. It began in the early 1870s as the St Kilda Sailing Club & the St Kilda Lifesaving Club was established in 1911.

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St Kilda Pier is another landmark that has a long breakwater that terminates at the Pavilion kiosk

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St Kilda Beach is located in St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria & lies about 6km south of Melbourne city centre. People come here for swimming, sunbathing, windsurfing, sailing, kite-surfing, rollerblading, beach volleyball, jet-skiing, fishing & water-skiing.

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This is one of the 46 bayside beaches which is monitored by EPA Victoria for water quality. Sitting on the north-east corner of Port Phillip which opens to the sea, it is protected from the ocean swell but subjected to regular tides & strong westerly winds

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St Kilda Beach is Melbourne’s most famous sandy beach that stretches about 700m between St Kilda Marina & St Kilda Harbour along Jacka Boulevard & St Kilda Esplanade. Having fun here could just be lazing & sunbathing on the beach.

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St. Kilda Marina Lighthouse – this 17.7m white concrete tower built in 1965 stands at an elevation of 18.9m

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