Melbourne, Australia

federation bells melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

Thanks in part to a city-funded Public Art Program that's been in place since the early 2000s, visitors to Melbourne will find quirky and interesting works of art throughout the city -- like a giant purse that you can sit on (located at Bourke Street Mall) or "Blowhole," a sculpture in Docklands Park with colorful moving parts that spin in the wind. But our favorite public art in Melbourne is an installation that you can hear as well as see. The Federation Bells is a collection of 39 brass bells, each with a different pitch, that play a variety of tunes three times a day. (Want to compose your own ditty for the bells? Visit FederationBells.com.au.)

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