Monday, February 3, 2014

Where in Melbourne Puzzle - February 2014

Where in Melbourne Puzzle - February 2014.

The rules are simple :

The "Where In Melbourne Puzzle" has been conceived to be a bit of fun whilst highlighting
some of Melbourne's more interesting places and people.

If you are a Melbournian, it is likely you have walked, cycled or driven past these places.

This month's puzzle is of a place or a landmark somewhere in inner Melbourne.
Parts of the picture are revealed each Monday over the course of a calendar month
accompanied with a handy clue until the puzzle is solved
or the entire picture revealed.

To solve this puzzle, identify where in Melbourne the picture was taken.

You can have a look at the previous puzzles to see how this works.

Use the comment link for your answer, or send me an email using this link:

The first person to solve the puzzle will receive a
"Where in Melbourne Winners Certificate"

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Solve the puzzle using only two clues and win a voucher for:
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If the puzzle is not solved, the solution will be revealed at the end of the month.

Have Fun !

Clue 1 - 36 squares in neat and precise rows, but it is not a chess board.
Clue 2 - The original design for this location considered the enduring human qualities of Love, Peace, Courage, Integrity, Strength, Faith, Honour and Brotherhood.
Clue 3 - This Forecourt was designed by architect Ernest Milston, who had won the architectural competition in 1949.
Clue 3 - The Cenotaph in the forecourt (stands at 12.5 metres in height - seen on the left in this picture). The sculpture on the Cenotaph is made up of six large stone figures bearing their fallen comrade on a stretcher. The Army, Navy and Air Force are each represented by two stretcher bearers.
24 February 2014
! This puzzle is now solved !

Congratulations Rob
for correctly identifying the location to be the Shrine of Remembrance
located in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
Your Winner's certificate is on the way!
The Where in Melbourne February 2014 Puzzle revealed.

This months picture is of the
Shrine of Remembrance forecourt with a view
north toward the iconic Melbourne skyline.
The Shrine of Remembrance is Victoria’s largest and most visited war memorial of National Significance. It is one of Melbourne’s most recognised landmarks.
Built in remembrance of those who served and those who died in the Great War of 1914-1918 and armed conflicts and peacekeeping duties since.
Aerial view of the Shrine of Remembrance 1923
The Shrine of Remembrance was built between July 1928 and November 1934 in remembrance of the 114,000 men and women of Victoria who served and those who died in the Great War of 1914-1918 - 89,100 of them served overseas and 19,000 did not return.
Although the country was faced with frightful unemployment and financial difficulty in the late 1920s and the 1930s, so great was the gratitude of the people that the huge amount required to build the Shrine was raised or promised within six months from the opening of the appeal in 1928.
The design for the Shrine of Remembrance was selected by competition among Australian artists and architects.
Eighty-three designs were submitted and the winning design was by two Melbourne returned-soldier architects, Philip Hudson and James Wardrop.
Australian infantry on fatigues at Gallipoli, by Lieutenant General Sir Carl Jess.
Photo: Andrew De La Rue
Prince Henry, the Duke of Gloucester and son of King George V, officially opened the Shrine before a crowd of 300,000 people in November 1934.Since then, it has been a growing monument, with other memorials added to the site to mark the service of successive generations, such as the Second World War Forecourt and the Remembrance Garden – Post 1945 Memorial.
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This page was last updated 25/2/2014
The next puzzle will be posted Monday 3rd of March.