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Same Place Different Face
by Lost At E Minor
on 03 January 2007
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Melbourne's St. Kilda is one of those iconic places that attracts an eclectic bunch of people, many of whom liberally skirt the conventional parameters of life. The beachside community is renowned for its diversity—be it in the music and art that out of the pubs and studios or the cakes that tempt from the windows of the cafes. It's a fascinating little part of Melbourne and its been captured for posterity in a new coffee table book by Australian photographers Elizabeth Clancy and Kylie-Rose Douglas. Same Place Different Face "uncovers the character and edginess of a place that holds a magnetic attraction to locals and visitors, louts and luminaries. To some, St Kilda is fish and chips as the sun sets over the pier, Acland Street cake binges, Luna Park, Junction Oval and hot sand in summer. To others, it's 4am stumps, big sounds from the Prince Band Room, queuing on The Espy steps, street workers, bar brawls and big breakfasts. Same Place Different Face represents the St Kilda spirit that is something to everyone, and everything to some." It's available from selected bookshops.

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