Convent Gardens 52/5/2 by Collingwood Historical Society
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Convent Gardens 52/5/2, a photo by Collingwood Historical Society on Flickr.

In the 1980’s the Abbotsford Convent was the venue for a music festival – Music In the Round – a weekend of chamber music performed by Melbourne’s outstanding classical musicians. Throughout the day, music would waft across the gardens as festival-goers enjoyed picnicking outdoors on the lawns while listening to string quartets. Wonderful!

Music continues to have a home here, and while I was scouting the area for photo opportunities, Indian sitar music was being played for patrons of the restaurants on the east side of the convent. pm

This photo has been included in the Friday 2012 photo challenge for the weekly theme of “outdoors”.

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