WS: City of Melbourne
By reflexes June 23, 2008
We had a quick trip to Melbourne last weekend. My husband conducted a training at SAP St. Kilda towards the weekend so we decided to hitch along. It was generally overcast the whole time we were there so we didn’t experience what some people would refer to as ‘expriencing four seasons in one day’ at Melbourne. But with only a weekend in our schedule, we had to brave the cold and enjoy what Melbourne has to offer.
Flinders Street Railway Station isn’t your ordinary train station. Built in 1854, this is the oldest city station in Australia! Caught on the photo is a huge crowd who just went out of the station and ready to cross the street… indeed a testimony to the fact that this is very busy with an average of 110,000 people passing through the station every day!
Another famous Melbourne landmark just diagonally across the Flinders Street Station is the St Paul’s Cathedral. This cathedral was consecrated in 1891 and underwent a few more exterior work before coming to the great architecture that we enjoy today.
Melbourne City skyline at night. We went up to Rialto Observation Deck to get a 360 degree view of Melbourne. With that I can say that ‘I’ve seen every bit of Melbourne’.
This Giant Sky Wheel is another feast to the eyes at night with all its colorful lights. Well none of us were really into riding this huge ferris wheel except for our 3-year old CN. For obvious reasons, we couldn’t let her take the ride alone so we all ended up on the Carousel ride just adjacent to it.