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!





























16 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Nice city Melbourne, I liked it too, looked a bit like the old England.

Joe said...

Really beautiful city.

Out on the prairie said...

What a lovely city, the train station looks easy to find with it's gold walls

Brian Miller said...

ha. i like the art in that last piece...and that yellow building with the dome...and the bridgework....ah i get so sucked into cities...smiles.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fab Oz images Reena..can't wait to see your Perth shots!

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful city it is indeed, Reena, and your captures are superb!! They're the next best thing to being there myself!! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty and the fun!!

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful city it is indeed, Reena, and your captures are superb!! They're the next best thing to being there myself!! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty and the fun!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Great views of a city I'll never see. I especially like the photo with the cyclist in it. Many people would wait until he passed by before clicking the shutter release (myself included) but having him in there makes the photo more "normal". Well done all.

Daryl said...

sort of reminds me of both nyc and paris .. lovely

Liza said...

Lovely pics. My sister an hour from Melbourne. I haven't been there since 1989. You have convinced me it is time to return!

bobbybegood1 said...

Absolutely breathtaking. Is traveling your "new" job now? What compensation!

eileeninmd said...

What a great city, I loved the tour and photos!

GailO said...

Just stunning!

ladyfi said...

How very very gorgeous!

beth said...

oh lordy, what a gorgeous place !!!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots of the city.