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Old 01-25-2008, 07:22 AM   #31
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Wait, I'm an idiot. Royal Park might not be THAT impractical. From Spencer Street Station, you can just catch an Upfield line train to Royal Park Railway Station! Now, we'd probably have to walk from the railway station to anywhere in the park worth stopping and picnicking at, but - well, there's walking involved to find somewhere to stop in Flagstaff Gardens or around Fed Square too!

So tell me what you guys think. What options do you like? I'm very flexible and I don't have to travel far (I live on the route 55 tram), so I'd prefer to accommodate those of you who are actually coming from outside the inner city.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:24 AM   #32
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NICK CAVE EXHIBIT ?????????????





omg is that still on

YESSSSSSSSSSSS ... ummmm .. until March/April, as far as I remember I went a couple of weekends ago with my sis and it was excellent. Going again on Feb 15 I think ... a couple of photographers that have worked with NC/Bad Seeds/Birthday party will be there in the evening for info/talk/seminar kinda thing
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:26 AM   #33
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just checking it out , and its free....


hmm will make a day of this methinks !


nick cave exhibit first and then on the upfeild line to royal park !
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:33 AM   #34
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I'm happy to meet up at any location I thought I should ask actually, since I possibly will be the last to arrive on Monday, could someone send me a mobile # so that I can text to make sure of your exact location when I'm on my way (esp if it's the Royal Park option)??? Just incase! Just email me at garlandsofflowers@yahoo.com.au if ya like.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:35 AM   #35
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nick cave exhibit first and then on the upfeild line to royal park !

awwwwww, see now you're giving me evil thoughts to chuck a sickie on Monday, LOL
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OK, here's maps of the Royal Park option. The overview shows where Spencer Street is at the bottom left and Royal Park at the top. The detail is pretty well labelled.



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Old 01-25-2008, 07:50 AM   #37
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sounds good Better switch off now but I'll check in again tomorrow.

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Old 01-25-2008, 08:10 AM   #38
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I just e-mailed you about mobile phone numbers - certainly a good idea to exchange them. If anybody wants to get in touch with me, amakaxver[at]gmail.com is my address.

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Old 01-25-2008, 09:29 AM   #39
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I'll do my best to make it, but I can't give any guarantees, unfortunately. Seeing as how it'll be a public holiday and I'm a good responsible Asian kid, I might have to stay at home...

An alternate route to Axver's proposed location is the one I take to Whitley College - get off at Melb Central, go out the Elizabeth Street exit, then catch a tram down Royal Parade, get off just after the university and walk a bit. Easy!
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D'oh! I'm up in Castlemaine at my parents' place for the long weekend. It's my dad's birthday next week so we're kinda celebrating early, since there's this convenient long weekend now.

Dunno if I count as a "cool Melbournian Interferencer anyway", but I can't make it.... sorry!

I would like to catch the Nick Cave exhibition at some point, too... I work in the city, I might have to see what time the gallery closes at night or something.
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I hope you can make it, Maj. Panic, and it's a shame you can't, Alisaura! Well, when we do the proper full-blown meet-up, we'll try to make sure it's one we can all attend. The one on Monday's really just for those of us who are available and keen to do something. I think for at least a year we've been saying that a Melburnian Interferencers meet-up would be a good idea, so I'm glad we're finally doing something about it!
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Dunno if I count as a "cool Melbournian Interferencer anyway", but I can't make it.... sorry!

hey hey!! crowded house fan? an automatic CMI.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:51 PM   #43
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Precisely. Crowdies fans for the win!

Though does mis-spelling 'Melburnian' as 'Melbournian' tarnish one's coolness?
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:16 PM   #44
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Alright, I think that today, we need to definitively work out where we're going to hold this. Royal Park and Flagstaff Gardens are my two favoured options. Here's my map again, obviously with Royal Park marked, and you can see where Flagstaff Gardens is just a couple of blocks from Spencer Street.



Pros and cons of Royal Park as I see it:
+ It's already sort of the plan
+ It's nice and large.
+ Should be fairly uncrowded
+ The Upfield railway line provides a direct connection Spencer Street --> Royal Park and runs every 20 minutes
- Might be harder for some of you to get to, though

Pros and cons of Flagstaff Gardens as I see it:
+ Much more centrally accessible
+ Within walking distance of Spencer Street and Melbourne Central stations
+ It's also nice
- Smaller and probably busier though

Plus I simply know Royal Park best out of all the parkland, so that's why I suggested it. Let me know your preferences - I'm perfectly fine with either. Both are easily accessible for me, so I'd like to make things easiest for those of you coming from further out.

If a number of you are coming in on the same train, I'd be quite happy to meet you at Spencer Street and then walk up to Flagstaff Gardens, if we go with that option.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:30 PM   #45
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Well, I guess, for me anyway, the Flagstaff option is the most convenient. I just thought that at least that way, it won't be such a rush to make it ... and there's even Flagstaff station, so I could just hop off there when I come in on the train

Both options are do-able, but that's my preference
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