Melbourne skyline from St Vincent’s Private

Due to a heavy schedule of family and work commitments, along with some medical issues, I haven’t managed to get out and about with the camera much recently.  However, while visiting my ill mother at St Vincent’s Private Hospital yesterday, I couldn’t help but admire the view of Melbourne she had from her room.  A quick snap with my iPhone, apply an Instagram filter, and voilà – a nice soft image of the Melbourne skyline, looking across Victoria Parade towards Macarthur Street.

There’s a few things I like about this photo.  Firstly, I somehow managed to fluke a big gap in traffic from all directions, it actually looks like a quiet Sunday morning, rather than a busy Saturday afternoon.  Secondly, the old fire station and tower looks amazing in the foreground.  It’s a building you hardly notice from the road, but from five stories up it looks amazing.  Finally, if you look close enough, Melbourne’s tallest building, the Eureka Tower, actually looks rather small, but appears closer than it actually is.

 

Albert Park Lake

A cyclist rides along Ross Gregory Drive, the St Kilda end of Albert Park Lake with a view of the Melbourne skyline.

A cyclist rides along Ross Gregory Drive, the St Kilda end of Albert Park Lake.

A stones throw from the Melbourne CBD, Albert Park Lake is one of our city’s largest public parks.

We recently went for a stroll around the lake, see the full gallery HERE.

Please remember that our native Black Swans are currently raising their young on Albert Park Lake.

Please remember that our native Black Swans are currently raising their young.

Sailing on Albert Park Lake with an awesome view of the Melbourne city skyline.

Sailing on Albert Park Lake with an awesome view of the Melbourne skyline.

Public park land beside Melbourne's Albert Park Lake.

Public park land beside Albert Park Lake.

Railway Skyline

Melbourne skyline behind the Bunbury St rail bridge

Melbourne’s railway enthusiasts love this location in Footscray for their trainspotting photos.  I love it for the unique view of the city skyline.

The train tracks snake in from Kensington, over the Maribrynong River, before disappearing into the Bunbury Street tunnel.  Photographers can stand above the tunnel entrance on Moreland Street for this great perspective of Melbourne.

Night Skyline from Richmond

Melbourne night skyline

Melbourne’s night skyline, as seen from Richmond Station

Waiting for a train at Richmond station, after a long day and night cheering the cricket at the MCG, this is the view of Melbourne’s skyline when you look back towards the city.

Railways behind Fed Square

Railways between Federation Square and Batman Avenue

This is the railway yard behind Federation Square, as seen from the Batman Avenue bridge.  There was a proposal last year that the tracks should be covered over to create real-estate for further development, or to extend Fed Square.

Just as long as they don’t block this glorious view of the Melbourne city skyline!

 

Sunflower Skyline

Melbourne skyline provides a backdrop to this small field of Sunflowers along Batman Avenue near the railway overpass

Melbourne skyline provides a backdrop to this small field of Sunflowers

It’s easy to miss when driving, but take a walk along Batman Avenue between Melbourne Park and the city and you’ll come across this small field of sunflowers (near the railway overpass).

With the Melbourne skyline as a backdrop, these flowers were an unexpected find so close to the city.

Eureka Tower and Sunflowers, Batman Avenue, Melbourne

Eureka Tower and Sunflowers

Eureka Tower as a backdrop to Batman Ave Sunflowers, Melbourne

Eureka Tower as a backdrop to Batman Ave Sunflowers