Following on from my post yesterday, I would like to tell you about the the Royal Exhibition Building where the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show was held recently.
The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the oldest remaining exhibition buildings in the world. Construction was completed in 1880 just in time for the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880-1881. It also hosted the first Parliament of Australia in 1901. It was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2004; the first Australian building to be awarded.
The architect, Joseph Reed, modeled the dome on the Florence Cathedral.
It is in the GreatHall that the exhibitions are held. On this occasion it was the Floral Art Show which is part of the International Flower and Garden Show.