Seamans mission in Melbourne

Since the APS is in Melbourne over the next day or two I thought it was interesting to consider one of the other domes in Melbourne, the Seamans Mission. External photograph below


The interior is delightful, including the 4 second reverberation time in the space (it’s made of concrete with brick walls and solid wooden floor). About 12m diameter.  The history of the mission and the dome is fascinating, the dome for example has hooks in the ceiling from which ropes used to hang so they could do exercises while on land. Sailors still frequent the place, located on what must be one of the more valuable sites in Melbourne.

A interactive panorama can be found here (not my best work, only brought along a point and click camera)

Proposal in place for a performance in the space employing digital projection on the dome …. watch this space.

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