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.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Melbourne's Western Skyline Over The Yarra
I took this photo last Thursday from Princes Bridge. You can see Melbourne's western skyline. On the right hand side along the river bank is the start of the CBD, while "across the Yarra" to your left is the Southbank precinct which I'll be posting about later.
Did you know that in 1835 John Pascoe Fawkner’s ‘Enterprize’ sailed up the Yarra from Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)? A feat of navigational skill back then crossing Bass Strait. (Bass Strait is the stretch of water between Victoria and Tasmania)
In the distance are two bridges - a foot bridge and further down Sandridge Bridge built in 1888. As you can see, there are a number of riverboats, ferries and water taxis which offer river cruises - you can cruise up east to Hawthorn, or perhaps you might like to head out west to the Docklands and Flemington Racecourse, or maybe further on down to Williamstown and enjoy a day at the beach.
Whichever you choose you can be guaranteed a wonderful day of seeing Marvelous Melbourne.
Today's Quote: In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time - Leonardo da Vinci.