I don’t pretend to know much about architecture nor have I ever paid much attention to the various styles. However, walking through Melbourne for a week one cannot help but notice the coexistence of classic and modern styles.
It’s almost as if the city went on a rapid building binge from its early days up until the 1920s then stopped before picking up again in the 1990s. Throughout the central business district as well as outlying residential neighborhoods classical styles of architecture exist next to structures with modern designs. Here are some photos of some the examples we saw: