Monday, October 28, 2013

View of Melbourne from Southgate

As we arrived in Melbourne last month, their spring was just beginning.  It was a beautiful city being the capital and the largest city in the state of Victoria.  It's been ranked in the top three of  'world's most livable cities' over the past three years (according to the Economists Intelligence Unit, whoever the heck they are) as well as having the world's largest tram system.  Getting around Melbourne was extremely easy.  Not only did we use their tram system, we also took the trains to nearby communities.  So easy and efficient.  In the above image, you can see Flinders Street Station, the central commuter station (the long gold building).  Huge.  HUGE!

Melbourne was a delight to photograph, with its mix of Victorian and 21st century architecture, coffee shops almost on every corner, restaurants and quaint alleys.  We stayed in Southgate, which looks over Melbourne from across the Yarra River.  It provided a great location from which we could bike, walk, or train to see more of the city.  More on that in the next blog.  Today ... just images of their beautiful city from my different viewpoints.  Hope you enjoy!