I live in Melbourne in the southeastern corner of Australia. Melbournians are pretty smug about their city which consistently ranks in the top ten or twenty lists of Most Liveable, Most Innovative, Best Food, Most Cultured etc lists that lifestyle magazines put out to keep their readership up. It took me a while to get used to the city which seemed VERY pleased with itself. But that was then. Nowadays, I tend to agree, there are few places better to live in the world.
Here are but a few glimpses taken over the years of this great urban habitat. Federation Square is the centre of town where the city gathers to sunbathe, celebrate their community’s special days (like the Chinese in this instance), watch Australia play in the World Cup and simply congregate for a coffee or a glass of wine. St Paul’s Cathedral’s spires provide a nice complement to the ultra modern block forms of Fed Square’s main building (which I’ve not depicted!).
The Melbourne skyline at dusk as I skittle past in a taxi on my way to the airport, in the days when I used to travel internationally a lot.
Facade of an anonymous building (to me) along Bourke Street, in central Melbourne.
Melbourne is on Port Phillip Bay, and St Kilda beach is one of the city’s iconic landmarks. Bohemian, arty and trendy it is our version of Muscle Beach or Bondi without the overt masculine energy.
Come for a visit!