Adventure: the state library of victoria

I’ve been an honorary Victorian for around four months now.

I’ve consumed my weight in coffee every day, complained about the weather every chance I get (even though it’s really not that bad. Seriously — go to Tasmania and tell me about the weather), and executed my first ever hook turn in the city without being honked at.

There are some things that will forever divide me from the ‘true Melbournians’ though, such as visiting the State Library of Victoria. I’m assuming the State Library is something every Victorian child visits at some point in his or her school-hood (like the Melbourne equivalent of the Cadbury Factory tour for Hobart kids), but for me, my camera, and my small-town expectations this was on a whole ‘nother level of awesome.

Fiddle and Spoon | The State Library of Victoria
Fiddle and Spoon | The State Library of Victoria
Fiddle and Spoon | The State Library of Victoria
Fiddle and Spoon | The State Library of Victoria
Fiddle and Spoon | The State Library of Victoria
Fiddle and Spoon | The State Library of Victoria
Fiddle and Spoon | The State Library of Victoria

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    Jacquie

    May 22, 2015

    Beautiful shots, Jemima! I must admit, I don’t think I’ve ever been to the State Library and I’ve lived in Melbourne my whole life! We just never went into the city much and I’m sad to say that hasn’t changed much since I’ve grown up. I do have the aim of changing that though and becoming a tourist in my own city. This certainly seems like a good place to start. Oh, and well done on the hook turn!

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      Jemima

      May 24, 2015

      Thank you sweetness!! Becoming a tourist in your own city is a fantastic thing to do; we were just starting to do something similar before we left Hobart :)

      I am also still very impressed with my hook turn, a week later ;D x

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    hannah

    May 22, 2015

    Awesome shots lady! so much white. i LOVE it!! We must visit next time we’re up :)

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      Jemima

      May 24, 2015

      Ahh Hannah, too sweet!! It’s a far cry from your crazy awesomeness! I’d love that to bits, let me know when you guys are in the neighbourhood :)) x

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    Sophie

    May 22, 2015

    How gorgeous! I’ll have to visit it next time I’m in Melbourne. For years I wanted to be a librarian (before I discovered it takes 4+ years of uni before they’ll let you do much more than stamp books) and I still have a fascination for anywhere that houses so many.

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      Jemima

      May 24, 2015

      It’s absolutely amazing Sophie, definitely recommend! Even if it’s only to have a quick wander around. Also always time for a book-based career change ;) x

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    Stephanie

    June 7, 2015

    My husband and I are hoping to move to Melbourne, we absolutely love it there. I guess it’s a little scary moving especially from friends and family. Lovely photographs, must go and see this library! x

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      Jemima

      June 15, 2015

      It’s very scary, but Melbourne is great :)! We’re actually not in the city — out further towards Geelong, about 40 minutes away. Vic is a great state though. Best of luck with your move!! x

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    Yvonne

    June 17, 2015

    What a beautiful library. I like to believe that a great inviting place is one key to get people to read….

    I love to flip through books.

    Yvonne

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