Silo Art Trail

You may have seen Silo Art featured here on Vic Pics before, but with the Silo Art Trail in Western Victoria being completed in late 2017, I thought it was time to re-visit the older sites and check out the newbies. If you haven't heard of Silo Art before,...

Tooradin Tractor Pull and Truck Show

A Tractor Pull event is a very different type of motor sport.  It's not a race.  It's not a rally.  It's all about highly customised tractors, with powerful motors, pulling a "sled" that gets harder to pull the further it goes.  The tractors that pull the...

Widening works on the Swan Street Bridge

There are transport infrastructure upgrade works happening all over Melbourne's suburbs at the moment, from the Level Crossing Removal works (featured in the previous post) to the extra lanes being added to the Tullamarine and Monash Freeways.  Closer to...

Melbourne’s Sky Rail project

Metro train crosses Clayton Road below Sky Rail construction One of the biggest and unique construction projects in Melbourne at the moment is Sky Rail. Throughout Melbourne, the government is removing railway level crossings that cause traffic bottlenecks along major...

Last Steam Train at Wycheproof

Yes, it's been some time since the last post here at Vic Pics, but we are still here! Now that the footy seasons have finished, there's more weekend time to get out and about photographing Victoria.  Let's kick off with something historic... Wycheproof is a unique...

Steam train to Warragul and Traralgon

Last weekend Steamrail Victoria operated a steam train tour to Warragul and Traralgon.  Locomotive, A2-986 has spent the last 30 odd years being restored to operational condition.  The train was treated to a "welcome back" ceremony at Warragul, before continuing on to...

White Night 2017

White Night Melbourne was held again in 2017.  The public event took place overnight on Saturday 18th February.  Featuring light and projection displays, musicians, dancers, and other entertainers.  The family friendly event stretched from the National Gallery on St...

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Middle of the road

Street photography early on a Sunday morning, especially during the holiday season when there's not much traffic around, can allow you to literally photograph the street.  Standing in the middle of the road and pointing the camera down the white line, or tram tracks,...

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Last Steam Train at Wycheproof

Yes, it's been some time since the last post here at Vic Pics, but we are still here! Now that the footy seasons have finished, there's more weekend time to get out and about photographing Victoria.  Let's kick off with something historic... Wycheproof is a unique...

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Rupanyup Silo Art

There's a growing trend attracting tourists to the western districts of regional Victoria.  I've featured silo art murals in this blog previously from Brim, Ship Hills and Patchewollock, now there's a new silo art mural at Rupanyup. These old grain silos are much...

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Roads, Railway and Transport…

Last Steam Train at Wycheproof

Yes, it's been some time since the last post here at Vic Pics, but we are still here! Now that the footy seasons have finished, there's more weekend time to get out and about photographing Victoria.  Let's kick off with something historic... Wycheproof is a unique...

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Steam train to Warragul and Traralgon

Last weekend Steamrail Victoria operated a steam train tour to Warragul and Traralgon.  Locomotive, A2-986 has spent the last 30 odd years being restored to operational condition.  The train was treated to a "welcome back" ceremony at Warragul, before continuing on to...

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Beulah

Driving north along the Henty Highway it was the Beulah Railway Station that first caught my eye in the small Mallee town.  I wasn't going to stop, but the old station was looking photogenic in the early afternoon sun.  After turning around and finding my way to the...

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Parks and Gardens

Giant slide in Officer

There are new housing estates popping up in land developments everywhere across the country.  Most residential areas incorporate childrens' playgrounds consisting of a couple of swings, something to climb and a slide.  In officer the playground design has gone to the...

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Winter Gardens

Many people say that Autumn or Spring are the best seasons to see our parks and gardens.  True, the Autumn colours can look spectacular, but I also like walking through the city parks in Winter.  Without much foliage on the trees you can see all around, the city...

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Beaconsfield Upper

Regardless of whether you call it "Upper Beaconsfield", or "Beaconsfield Upper", this town on the eastern outskirts of Melbourne, is still remembered for being in the centre of the devastating 1983 "Ash Wednesday" bush fires. See our picture gallery HERE of Upper...

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Longest park bench

Just behind those sunflowers I showed you yesterday, on Batman Avenue, is the longest park bench I've ever seen! Have a seat and enjoy the view, to your left is Melbourne Park and the MCG, ahead is Birrarung Marr and to the right is the city...

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White Night at Birrarung Marr

I'm still working my way through over 1000 photos from last weekend's White Night Melbourne, the dusk to dawn festival of lights, displays, music and dance. These photos were taken at Birrarung Marr.  As I process more photos from the night, they're uploaded to the...

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White Night on the Yarra

I've added a few more photos to our White Night Gallery from last Saturday night / Sunday morning.  The latest photos were taken around Queen Victoria Gardens and Alexandra Gardens.  This shot features a light show projected onto a fountain in the middle of the Yarra...

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White Night Melbourne 2016

Last Saturday night (and early Sunday morning) was White Night Melbourne, "...a dusk ‘til dawn celebration of culture and creativity via lighting, exhibitions, street performances, film, music, dance and interactive events taking place in the streets and laneways,...

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Pioneers Memorial, Maryborough

Bristol Hill overlooks the central Victorian town of Maryborough and is the site of the town's Pioneers' Memorial.  Built during the early 1930's as a tribute to the area's founders, and to provide much needed work for the unemployed during the depression.  These days...

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Maryborough buildings at night

In our previous post, we started to look at the old buildings in the central Victorian town of Maryborough.  These buildings are well maintained and beautifully presented, even more so at night when the flood lights come on. The classic architecture is highlighted...

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Maryborough’s beautiful old buildings

In December we showed you the grand old Maryborough Railway Station.  That classic architecture can be found throughout the town, especially the Court House, Post Office and Town Hall.  I also really love the old Fire Station and Tower too.  (In a future post we'll...

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Silo Art Trail

You may have seen Silo Art featured here on Vic Pics before, but with the Silo Art Trail in Western Victoria being completed in late 2017, I thought it was time to re-visit the older sites and check out the newbies. If you haven't heard of Silo Art before,...

Tooradin Tractor Pull and Truck Show

A Tractor Pull event is a very different type of motor sport.  It's not a race.  It's not a rally.  It's all about highly customised tractors, with powerful motors, pulling a "sled" that gets harder to pull the further it goes.  The tractors that pull the...

Widening works on the Swan Street Bridge

There are transport infrastructure upgrade works happening all over Melbourne's suburbs at the moment, from the Level Crossing Removal works (featured in the previous post) to the extra lanes being added to the Tullamarine and Monash Freeways.  Closer to...

Melbourne’s Sky Rail project

Metro train crosses Clayton Road below Sky Rail construction One of the biggest and unique construction projects in Melbourne at the moment is Sky Rail. Throughout Melbourne, the government is removing railway level crossings that cause traffic bottlenecks along major...

Last Steam Train at Wycheproof

Yes, it's been some time since the last post here at Vic Pics, but we are still here! Now that the footy seasons have finished, there's more weekend time to get out and about photographing Victoria.  Let's kick off with something historic... Wycheproof is a unique...

Steam train to Warragul and Traralgon

Last weekend Steamrail Victoria operated a steam train tour to Warragul and Traralgon.  Locomotive, A2-986 has spent the last 30 odd years being restored to operational condition.  The train was treated to a "welcome back" ceremony at Warragul, before continuing on to...