Sunday 25 May 2014


The St Kilda Luna Park in Melbourne has been one of the city's most prominent landmarks ever since its opening in 1912, and is intrinsic to the suburb's resort character. Melbourne's Luna Park is acclaimed as the world's oldest amusement park under private management and is possibly the only one of its kind still in operation. It is typical of the type developed in America in the late 19th century, catering for the entertainment and relaxation of large numbers of people.

Even though it has been in decline for the last 20 years, with a few of the original sites intact, Luna Park is of national significance. The face, flanking towers, and the Scenic Railway have all been classified by the National Trust. As a whole it is regarded as important for its early date, rarity, continuity of use and for its symbolic association with St.Kilda and Melbourne.

This post is part of the Weekend in Black and White meme.


  1. You have a strong image with this face as gate to Luna Park. Looks like it could have been shot decades ago. It is timeless. Glad to know the Park is still viable.

  2. Excellent photo - great light.

    I enjoyed seeing this. Nice to read the background to a place I've seen in films.


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