Melbourne Daily Photo

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Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Melbourne's Western Skyline Over The Yarra

 
Both sides of 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.

10 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Your picture is magnificent, this place and view is really beautiful!
Thanks for sharing,
hugs
Léia

B SQUARED said...

Looks like a great waterfront, lots of activity.

Lois said...

What a beautiful shot! The sky is so blue.

Jacob said...

An incredibly beautiful place and superb photo! I'd love to take a ride up and down that waterway!

J Bar said...

Melbourne really does look marvellous in your shot. Sorry, I haven't been commenting on your blog lately. It takes a really long time to download your page when I visit these days. Maybe because there are so many elements on there now and my connection can't cope.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

arabesque said...

hi Blossom, been absent in your blog lately, ^0^
scenic shot on this bridge, the bridge in between the skyscrapers is splendid to look at. ^0^

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I am now imagining a great sailing ship, sails all out, heading up the Yarra.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Eden said...

This is a gorgeous shot of Melbourne. Love to visit there one day. Have a great weekend !

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Such lovely colorful pictures during our dreary winter!

VP said...

A beautiful view and a great quote from a fellow Tuscan.

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.