Wednesday, 25 January 2012

WILLIAMSTOWN 2

Some more photos from Williamstown, about which I have already blogged. This is a lovely seaside suburb, very historic and combining leisure activities with maritime ones. There is a great view of the Melbourne City skyline across the bay, but also of Port Melbourne and Station Pier. One can see the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that visited Melbourne on January , 2012 when these photos were taken.


The West Gate Bridge can be seen in the second photo. The West Gate Bridge is a steel box girder cable-stayed bridge that spans the Yarra River, just north of its mouth into Port Phillip, and is a vital link between the inner city and Melbourne's western suburbs with the industrial suburbs in the west and with the city of Geelong, 80 kilometres to the south-west. The main river span is 336 metres  in length, and the height above the water is 58 metres. The total length of the bridge is 2,582.6 metres. It is the third longest in Australia behind the Houghton Highway and the Hornibrook Bridge, and is twice as long as the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The bridge passes over Westgate Park, a large environmental and recreational reserve created during the bridge's construction.


This post is part of the Watery Wednesday meme.






Of course seagulls love the foreshore, especially when there are picnics in sight!

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful, watery captures for the day, Nick! I do love the boats and the birds!

    Sylvia

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  2. I have heard much about the Westgate Bridge but never seen a long-shot of it.

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  3. Such great views of the city skyline across delightful waters! And the Westgate seems to look quite low in your photo and yet travelling on it feels so high!

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  4. It is neat to see the cruise ship nestled in among all the other boats and yachts.

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  5. I like the harbor shots. Sun, water, and sky combine to make quite the invitation to visit.

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  6. Nice shots. Looks like the kind of day I like to be out with my camera too. :-)

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  7. How happy everything looks. Impressed as well how clean the environment seems to be.



    Excuse the missing traces, yet had various difficulties to leave a comment. Please have a good Wednesday you all.

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  8. It's lovely to see such summery pics!

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  9. Lovely shots of a charming city I hope to visit later in the year.

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  10. A nice place to bike ride, getting fresh air from the work out!

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  11. Excellent views Nick, so much to see in the first shot, made me feel a little bit cooler looking at these watery images..

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous scenery. The bike trail would be something I would use a lot.

    My Wednesday post: UNDER THE SEA

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  13. It's quite pretty. I like living in a place that's not too far from the water.
    Even the gulls look nice here!

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  14. that's our kind of urban spot! It's where we'd be hanging out.

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  15. Your first photo should be the cover for a Melbourne travel brochure with a recommendation to chose a hotel with this view! Am very interested in bridges now because my city of Louisville desperately needs a new one since a main bridge was closed for structural damage. Luckily it doesn't have to be quite so long as your bridge.

    BTW, thanks for signing on to follow my blog, Nick. Much appreciated.

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