I took this photo few days before Christmas. It takes me always sometime to post-process a picture. I need to have the right mood. Today was the right mood for black, white and red in the main shopping area of Melbourne CBD.
The view of the city from the Shrine of Remembrance is quite remarkable. Being next to the Botanical Garden, it should be in the to-do list. Beside the touristic side, the shrine is an important monument to all the Australians that have served in war.
Four seasons in a day is the typical description of the Melbourne weather. It is so true. You will never experience such a quick change in any other city, all driven by the cold wind coming from the South Pole. My most unusual experience? A drop from 40 degrees to 20 in about 5 minutes.
This is an awesome cathedral right in the center of Melbourne, in Federation Square. It is an architectural wonder and one of the best preserved churches in the city. Two priests in front of the altar give the final touch to this photo. I placed my tripod only 40-50 high to have a typical kid view.
We have had many warm night this year. What a lovely weather for walks along the river.
This is the last of a photo series I was able to make during the new ads of Telstra, right in the CBD. They closed part of a big street (La Trobe Street) and they placed beds everywhere. Interesting to watch the making along the day too.
For any visit to Melbourne don't miss the Remembrance Shrine, a short walk from the city center. Alternatively just take any of the tram, except number 8, going out of the city, direction south. Beside being one of the national historical mark, it offers a great view from the top.
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I found quite interesting the patterns of these books in the church, one of the few quite places in the CBD, nestled between high-rise buildings, a lovely place have a break
This is a new hotel that is opening in CBD. It is a new concept of pop-up social hotel. It may be quite cheap, although you need to consider the weather, quite unpredictable in Melbourne.
Melbourne is a city that never sleeps....almost...I found these beds in the CBD...how weird....(you will see them on TV soon)
Myer is one of the icons of Melbourne, a big shopping center, right in the downtown. It's rebuilding, step by step. Somehow it remembers me one of the Roman construction in the middle of the European cities, the old and the new.
Aboriginal remembering in Federation square in front of the fireplace. We humans have made so many mistakes in the past, let's not forget....and most important let's not repeat them This is another photo you can see on my new portfolio website ste.mel365.com
The city view. It is Friday yeahhhh! A nice weekend is waiting for us.
They are working a lot in the CBD space that used to be Myers. The nice thing is that they will keep the exterior walls as they used to be, to keep history of the old Melbourne. No more 70s please
Last week I published the first photo of a new area in the Melbourne CBD where they are rebuilding the Myers shopping centre. This is a closeup with the old, in the foreground, and the new Myers, in the background.
Another roof top shot, this time from a parking next to the Myers area. The old building on the front, the new one on the background. Really an interesting spot for few photos. Myers is quite possibly the most iconic Melbourne shopping center. It almost looks like a WW2 explosion!!
Another view of the thousands of books left in Federation Square during the Solstice night....but, hei, we are now already in Spring time, and today we can really feel it!!
I have been only once to this restaurant and it was like being in China. Both the lane, the entrance and the restaurant itself took me into a short trip to China. Black & white had to be
I loved the connection between the office building in the background and the car of a possible commuter in the foreground. Time to go home
It may seem two photos but it is actually only one. It is quite amazing the different prospective you may have of the city from the top. There is such a mix of architecture around, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and more, all amalgamated in the CBD, sometime in full contrast, other times matching nicely.
A black and white sunset on the city, a different view
An interesting view from the top of Hardware Lane. It was around 5pm and the commuters were starting rushing back home
This may seem not Melbourne, but indeed it is one of the hidden lanes of Chinatown. Whenever in Melbourne CBD have a trip to this side of the city, awesome. Melbourne is full of colors, no question about it, however sometime I just can't see them. I can only see tones of grey, from black to white; am I becoming color →