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...

Sunrise over new home developments at Clyde North

The image below shows the sun rising over new home developments on Newbridge Boulevard, Clyde North.  It's a scene duplicated all over regional Victoria and Melbourne's outskirts. Our landscapes are changing, farm paddocks are turning into modern housing developments...

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...

One Tree Hill lookout, Ararat

If you're travelling along the Western Highway (the main route between Melbourne and Adelaide) through Ararat, keep an eye out for the "Lookout" sign that will direct you to One Tree Hill.  Sometimes these lookout detours are a waste of time, but often they can give...

Landscape Mural Factory

If you're travelling east on the Princes Freeway through Pakenham, take a look at the industrial estate on your right just after McGregor Road.  There's a factory on the edge of the estate painted with a landscape mural.  It's just grass and sky, but it blends in with...

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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Collingwood mural updated

Back in July we showed you this street art on the corner of Johnston and Campbell Streets in Collingwood, showing a mural of zebras and the Melbourne skyline (reportedly commissioned by Crazy Domains to promote the new dot-melbourne web address).  A few weeks later I...

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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...

read more

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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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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Maryborough Railway Station

Maryborough Railway Station seems out of place in this little country town.  It's a grand old station built in 1890, possibly by mistake!  A local resident told us the plans and materials were sent to Maryborough in error, but erected anyway.  Another story I've heard...

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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 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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Big Bash at Etihad

I went along to Etihad Stadium on Saturday with the family to watch the Big Bash cricket.  The womens game was underway when we got there, which was an exciting match.  Later it was the mens game with the Melbourne Renegades taking on the Melbourne Stars in the local...

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Silo Mural

Until recently I'd never heard of Brim, the little town in the Wimmera district of western Victoria, until the town's grain silos had become a canvas for artist Guido van Helten, and the story made the main stream news, as his mural project neared completion.  When...

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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...

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...

Sunrise over new home developments at Clyde North

The image below shows the sun rising over new home developments on Newbridge Boulevard, Clyde North.  It's a scene duplicated all over regional Victoria and Melbourne's outskirts. Our landscapes are changing, farm paddocks are turning into modern housing developments...

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...

One Tree Hill lookout, Ararat

If you're travelling along the Western Highway (the main route between Melbourne and Adelaide) through Ararat, keep an eye out for the "Lookout" sign that will direct you to One Tree Hill.  Sometimes these lookout detours are a waste of time, but often they can give...

Landscape Mural Factory

If you're travelling east on the Princes Freeway through Pakenham, take a look at the industrial estate on your right just after McGregor Road.  There's a factory on the edge of the estate painted with a landscape mural.  It's just grass and sky, but it blends in with...