Melbourne reopens – one last time

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Melbourne reopens – one last time

Melbourne reopens – one last time

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Melbourne emerges as the city that has endured the most days of confinement than anywhere else in the world. Finally, it’s time for some freedom!


Customers at the Peaky Blinders hair salon in St Kilda.Credit:Eddie jim


Customers line up at the Peaky Blinders Barbershop in St Kilda.Credit:Eddie jim


Paris gets their nails done at Best Nails Ever on Acland Street, St Kilda, while others wait patiently. Credit:Eddie jim


People enjoy alfresco dining on Gertrude Street in Fitzroy.Credit:Getty


People enjoy alfresco dining on Gertrude Street in Fitzroy.Credit:Getty


People enjoy alfresco dining at Lobbs Cafe in Brunswick.Credit:Getty


Ibiza barber shop owner Michael Piastrino with client Michael Fouyaxis on the first trading day after the lockdown.Credit:Eddie jim


Members of the Zig Zaggers swim group have coffee at Espresso Albert Park.Credit:Eddie jim


Albert Park residents Prue Lavery and her husband Jan Gyrn with their son Kobe having coffee at Guilty Moose Cafe in Albert Park.Credit:Eddie jim


Katie Rowe enjoys lockdown end drinks at Captain Melville pub in MelbourneCredit:Luis Ascui


Afik Gal and the Miznon team in Hardware Lane are excited to reopen. Hot sage is seen here to clean up the restaurant before it reopens. Credit:Jason South


People enjoying lockdown late drinks at Captain Melville.Credit:Luis Enrique Ascui


People enjoying Lock End drinks at Captain Melville in Melbourne.Credit:Luis Ascui


Abbie Wren and Manu Ranganathan enjoy end-of-confinement drink at Captain Melville pubCredit:Luis Ascui


Photo of people lining up to enter the Melville pub to celebrate the end of lockdown drinksCredit:Luis Enrique Ascui


Amanda Thorpe and Keith Ing tied the knot at midnight just after the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions were lifted. Their sons Dylan and Bailey were in the wedding party while Emily Hall was the celebrant.Credit:Joe armao


Benjamin Krongold and Ariella Goldman (booth in the foreground) were among those ready to share a late-night meal. “We called them and asked them for availability information and they said they were opening up and they were super excited. Even the waiter said he hadn’t set a table for 10 weeks; he forgot how to do it, ”Krongold said.Credit:Luis Enrique Ascui


Chapel Street’s Chappellis restaurant was one of the outlets that opened at midnight to serve the Melburnians marking the end of lockdown six. Credit:Luis Enrique Ascui


Midnight haircut ticket holders wait outside the Joey Scandizzo Lounge in South Yarra. Credit:Luis Ascui


Joey Scandizzo is getting ready for his first client after reopening his salon at midnight.Credit:Luis Ascui


Hairdressers in action at Joey Scandizzo’s salon midnight Friday.Credit:Luis Ascui


Photo by Joey Scandizzo Salon o-Emi getting up at midnight on Friday, October 22, 2021. Photo Luis Enrique Ascui Credit:Luis Ascui


Cousins ​​Daniel Smith (L) and Jordan Tranter (R) are finally making up for beer and music together on the roof after the COVID19 lockdown restrictions were lifted at 12:00 p.m. on October 21, 2021.Credit:Joe armao


Cousins ​​Daniel Smith (L) and Jordan Tranter (R) are finally making up for beer and music together on the roof after the COVID19 lockdown restrictions were lifted at 12:00 p.m. on October 21, 2021.Credit:Joe armao


The last night of confinement, quiet streets in Melbourne. Credit:Joe armao


Police patrol the last night of containment at the upper end of Collins Street, Melbourne. Credit:Joe armao


People are rushing home just before curfew on the last lockdown night.Credit:Joe armao


The upper end of Collins Street was deserted at 9 p.m. as curfew last fell on Melbourne.Credit:Joe armao


Roy Tolentino and Lina White put the finishing touches on the main foyer of the Hilton Little Collins Street hotel before reopening. “We were a little anxious and excited in the same way,” says Tolentino. “It’s been a long time since we last saw each other, so while we were working we were talking about what we did during the lockdown. “Credit:Simon schluter


Staff at the New Hilton Hotel Melbourne where Roy and Lina take a break after doing the final touches in the main lobby before reopening.Credit:Simon schluter


Alex Kemp and Lilybet Holt enjoyed a drink on a warm evening in Edinburgh Gardens as they contemplated life without lockdown. “It’s kind of nice to think that the world is coming back to kind of normal,” Ms. Kemp said. “I think if we opened up again like we did last year, I would have a lot more apprehension, but I have a lot of confidence in the ability of the vaccine and the science.” “I feel like it’s more like a proactive step. “Credit:Cassandre Morgan


Staff at Arbory ​​Afloat bar were busy getting ready for the reopening on Thursday. “Yesterday we didn’t have tables,” said chef Nick Bennett. “Every staff member is here to build and assemble all of our wooden tables. It’s a pretty hectic site at the moment.Credit:Luis Ascui


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