Blog entries tagged with "tour"

Some possible photo spots

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 04:53pm

At the end of a recent post I mentioned a couple of places that I would like to go/do to to take photos. I have a much longer list and decided that I would list a few of them here:

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Adjustable seating

Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 11:03pm

Over the past couple of years I have been to a few events (mostly organised by Think Inc. or Lateral Events) in the Plenary at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tonight was my second time seeing Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The presentation, chat and Q&A were fantastic as expected, but the other thing that impresses me every time is the venue itself. Its size and how it can be reconfigured, in particular the adjustable seating.

If you don’t know what I mean then skip to 1:15:

MCC Plenary – YouTube

That is the promo video found on the MCEC site, but a bit of searching finds other videos, including this one which shows the mechanism as well as a 3d model animation:

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – YouTube

Systems by the same company at other venues:

So where am I going with this? Not anywhere really, except that it is part of my fascination with how things work. I enjoyed a recent Arts Centre Backstage Tour (my photos), I’m considering an Opera House Backstage Tour when I am in Sydney early next year, but first Open House Melbourne is in a few weeks…

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