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Monday, 28 December 2009

Bourke Street Mall

Bourke Street Today
Bourke Street Mall - No cars here thanks
Bourke Street is the hub of Melbourne's CBD and shopping precinct. Department stores Myer, David Jones and Target are all here. Always bustling with buskers, shoppers and city workers, the section between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets became a mall in 1983, and is the "heart" of Melbourne. So no cars, but the trams run through - well, what would Melbourne be without her trams? And how else would you get from the top of Spring Street up to Spencer Street?
Every year, Myer has the "Christmas Windows". (Photos taken Christmas Day 7.45pm.)

One of the Myer Christmas Windows
Indulge in some Retail Therapy
Not for nothing is Melbourne known as the shopping capital of Australia!
Myer occupies two buildings - the Bourke Street store and the Lonsdale Street store and is joined by an overhead walkway. You can find just about everything - the latest fashions and streetwear, designer label clothing and shoes, a huge variety of top label aftershaves, cosmetics and perfumes. Plus electronics, homewares and children's toys.

David Jones occupies three buildings - one which features menswear, children's wear and a food hall, another dedicated to women's fashions, cosmetics, shoes and accessories, and the Home Store which is all about homewares and bedding.


Transport: Getting There
There's a number of tram routes travelling along Bourke Street and the Mall - including Nos. 86, 95 and 96. At the west end is Southern Cross railway station (formerly Spencer Street) and Parliament railway station at the east end. Flinders Street and Melbourne Central stations are a short walk from the Mall.

A pedestrian bridge at the western end provides access - Southern Cross Station, Telstra Dome (now known as Etihad Stadium) and the Melbourne Docklands.

Below: Bourke Street circa 1910

Below: Looking East
A far cry from today As these two photos show, Bourke Street has come a long way in the past 100 years. Obviously these weren't taken by me - they are from the Melbourne archives.

16 comments:

magiceye said...

lovely perspective of bourke street

Vogon Poet said...

A beautiful image and a lot of useful informations, a pity I live so far! The old pictures are very good to get an idea of what it was then.

Louis la Vache said...

What an interesting contrast between then and now! «Louis» likes comparisons like this.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very beautiful and informative post dear friend, thanks so much for sharing and I would like to say your first shot is outstanding!Where were you when you took that shot?Cool indeed!
Hugs
and Happy Holidays
Léia

Davine said...

Oh your posts make me proud to live in beautiful Melbourne - thank you.

Leif Hagen said...

I like the Christmas window characters! From the book series "Olivia?" Nice to have a NO CARS area for shoppers and walkers!

~Just me again~ said...

Very nice shots! One day I'd like to go there...lol preferably now, when its your summer ;)

Just Kim said...

Great pictures. We do not shop much for Christmas, but there is always something exciting about the hustle and bustle of it all.

Hope you have a great new year.

JM said...

I really enjoy this kind of 'before and after' posts.

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Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.