Saturday, 26 November 2011

THE YARRA RIVER AT YARRA BEND PARK

The Yarra River, originally Birrarung, is a river in east-central Victoria, Australia. The lower stretches of the river is where the city of Melbourne was established in 1835 and today Greater Melbourne dominates and influences the landscape of its lower reaches. From its source in the Yarra Ranges, it flows 242 km west through the Yarra Valley which opens out into plains as it winds its way through Greater Melbourne before emptying into Hobsons Bay in northernmost Port Phillip.

Despite the appearance of the photo, this shot is not taken out in the country, it is right smack in the middle of metropolitan Melbourne, about 3 km east of the city centre. We are so lucky in Melbourne to have extensive parklands all along the courses of the Yarra and its tributary creeks!

This entry is part of the Weekend Reflections meme, check out the links there for some excellent... reflective photos.

8 comments:

  1. Lovely reflections , but the man in the front\ with head bowed and oar tip in air is the thing that really stands out for me. Also the yellow reflection in the water is an eye catcher. Overall, this is a lovely shot composed beautifully. Thanks for the visit and the comment. genie

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  2. How lucky you are Nicholas, to live in such a beautiful city with such wonderful natural retreats right in its middle of it!
    Lovely photo, the yellow shirt really catches the eye!

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  3. Marvellous river reflections.

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  4. Crisp capture of the rowers in contrast with the soft melting colours reflected in the river! Delightful photo!

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  5. Great choice for weekend reflections Nick. Nice that you are showing off our wonderful city. It is such a great place.

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  6. Beautiful! Amazing that such a serene spot is so near the city centre of a metropolis!

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  7. I love when a City has places like this within the city limits. Eugene Oregon (where we used to live and near where we spend our summers now) is like that -- with a river and walking/biking paths right in the middle of it. always makes me feel like I've found a secret, magical spot when we're out walking or biking thos paths.

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