Moomba Festival and Parade 2016 – Melbourne, Australia


A recent business trip brought me far far from home, likely the farthest until now, way “down under”. In between business, I got the chance to visit both Sydney and Melbourne, here in Australia, and I have been lucky in many aspects, for the opportunity first, the great season which brought good weather, and some other lucky coincidence, like the Moomba Festival in Melbourne.

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It is a very interesting festival on which you can surely read abundantly on the internet. Having been there, it really feels like something special, that brings together the whole city for a whole long weekend, filled with events and rides, of which the parade is a great expression.

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Floats surprised me with their creativity and refinement, both artistic and technical, yet another expression of the effort that the community puts in this great event.

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Of course, the event brings together also the vast talent of street artists, appreciated by the community at all ages.

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So for your next trip, when your flight will bring you to Melbourne, maybe schedule it around the Moomba Festival: you will enjoy it greatly. More pictures after the break.

About Salvatore Ventura

I am a commercial photographer based in Milpitas (CA), serving the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. Among the photo services I provide are, contemporary and lifestyle portraits, profile headshots, product photography and digital image editing. I enjoy home cooked italian recipes, spanish flan, mexican tacos, and korean kimchi. And occasionally peanut butter on bananas. Have a project for me? Let me hear about it.

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