Friday, 9 March 2012

MORNING IN THE CITY

Melbourne City in the morning is a vibrant place as it wakes up and the influx of commuters begins. As I am an early bird, getting into work just before 7:00 a.m, I have ample opportunity to enjoy the smell of freshly brewed coffee and warm croissants fromt eh cafés, the hum of traffic and the squawk of seagulls, the feel of the fresh, crisp morning breeze and the wonderful sight of the dawn skies blushing as the sun rises. Here is this Friday morning's beautiful sky, looking East along LaTrobe St, with Melbourne Central shopping Centre in the background, with its distinctive conical glass dome (see here for an interior view), housing the old Shot Tower.

This post is part of Sylvia's Skywatch Friday meme.





23 comments:

  1. Oh, such lovely skies, clouds and colors, Nick! A marvelous series of shots! I always love your composition and today the birds are lovely as they fly about the sky! Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend!!

    Sylvia

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  2. In Toronto, where I grew up, we had those type of streetcars. They actually had a stove in them which was used in the winter time. Good to see them again. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Very good photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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  4. The colours are amazing. Nice shots.
    Best whishes.
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  5. First picture is just wonderful ! Thank you for this journey. Please have a good Friday.



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  6. Beautiful photos!
    Have a great weekend.
    Mette

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  7. I love the delicate morning colours in the second shot, with the gulls flying about!

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  8. Superb shots, love those colors of the sky.

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  9. Looks like a great place for a morning walk.

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  10. Morning glory! I love your skies. Like you, I am an early riser but my sky view is short because 20 minutes of my commute is underground (subway)

    Happy Friday!

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  11. What a sky to awaken any morning, those images are outstanding...really so welcoming in for any day~

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  12. I soak up the aromosphere of fresh morning. Thank you, Nick.

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  13. ces immeubles sont magnifiques, surtout avec cette couleur du ciel

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  14. I've heard of that time of the morning - just like I've heard there's oxygen in the air, but I've not seen either of them!!! Well, not the morning for a VERY long time! Maybe I could be tempted if I knew it was THAT good!!

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  15. the colors just really drew me in!

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  16. Great colours in those skies. Love the old tram and the contrast to the modern buildings.

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  17. Great shots Nick! Any time that I am forced to be up and about at that time it seems quite lovely but it's not very often that I see pre-7 am.

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  18. I think if you work in the city, that's definitely the best time of the day Nick. Glorious early morning skies.

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  19. Very nice set of pictures - the tram is a classic.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  20. It is nice to be able to walk in the city early in the morning and take gorgeous photos like these.

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