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    Updated on 19 Aug 2020. Posted on 20 Oct 2014

    53 Reasons Living In Melbourne Ruins You For Life

    Fashion, food, and fun! You'll never want to live anywhere else.

    1. Because the laneways look like this.

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    2. And you can walk through them...

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    3. ...and above them!

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    4. Because a day on the beach doesn't just mean this...

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    5. ...but also a stroll down St Kilda pier.

    6. Because you get an *actual* holiday to watch the biggest race in the world...

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    7. ...and an excuse to wear great hats!

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    8. Because Melbourne Cricket Ground is Australia's greatest sporting arena.

    9. And you can watch the AFL...

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    10. ...the cricket...

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    11. ...and the football...

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    12. ...all in one day!

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    13. Because there's always plenty of fresh produce...

    14. ...everywhere you look!

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    15. Because getting the train from Flinders Street station is like getting the train from a museum.

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    16. Because there are roads that look like this...

    17. ...and gardens that look like this.

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    18. Because there are places like the Escape Room, where you can play detectives all day!

    19. Because you can get great coffee from even *greater* places...

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    20. ...with freshly ground beans...

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    21. ...that end up looking like this!

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    22. Because the State Library is the perfect place to relax. Or study. Or explore.

    23. You can spend hours in the reading room just looking around...

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    24. ...and you can also try reading!

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    25. Because Mount Dandenong is right around the corner.

    26. And you'll go on walks that look like this...

    27. ...and see views like this!

    28. Because our museums look like works of art.

    29. And we get to where we're going in style.

    30. Because tennis is always an option.

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    31. Because there are cathedrals that look like this on the inside...

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    32. ...and this on the outside!

    33. Because you can look at the city from above...

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    34. ...and get up close and personal below.

    35. Because in Melbourne you'll never find yourself saying, "There's nowhere to eat."

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    36. There are literally HUNDREDS of places to get lunch...

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    37. ...breakfast...

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    38. ...or dessert!

    39. Because dusk looks like this.

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    40. Because the laneways are always filled with music.

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    41. Because you can go to university at a place that looks like HOGWARTS!

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    42. Because although the weather might not always be great...

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    43. ...it gives us shots like this...

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    44. ...and this.

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    45. Because you can spend a day at the first (and greatest) Luna Park.

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    46. Because the city is MADE FOR POSTCARDS!

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    47. Because a day at the theatre is a day well spent.

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    48. Unless recitals are more your thing!

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    49. Because there's always fun above the water...

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    50. ...and below it!

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    51. Because the tigers at the zoo are always up for a staring competition!

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    52. Because we still have houses that look like this.

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    53. And because you get to live in a city that looks like this...

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    ...and this...

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    ...and this!

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    It's true. Move here and be doomed. To live in Melbourne is to curse everywhere else you live for the rest of your life.

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