Saturday, 7 April 2012

MELBOURNE BY NIGHT 2

It is a rather quiet Easter Saturday in Melbourne this year, with many people having gone away for the long Easter weekend. As I was driving home tonight, I took a few photos around Olympic Boulevard in the Sports and Entertainment Precinct, in inner Melbourne. The Swan Street Bridge over the Yarra, the riverbank and the AAMI Park stadium provided a few interesting shots. AAMI Park became Melbourne's first large purpose built rectangular stadium. At the time of its conception the largest stadiums in use were the MCG, Docklands Stadium and Princes Park. These were all of oval configuration and best suited to Australian rules football or cricket. The largest rectangular stadium in the city, Olympic Park, was a repurposed track and field venue. After being referred to as Melbourne Rectangular Stadium during its construction, the ground was officially named AAMI Park on 16 March 2010, in an eight year sponsorship deal with an insurance firm. Its geodesic dome design is quite striking by day or night.

This is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also of the Sunday Bridges meme.










17 comments:

  1. I'm back, Nick.
    It's my first time to see this structure. Quite appealing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great collection of wonderful night shots! The reflections on top are fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a wonderful tour of Melbourne at night! Terrific captures as always, Nick! Have a great weekend and a Happy Easter!

    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  4. I absolutely love night shots! These are wonderful - thanks for the tour!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great collection of beautiful night shots!
    Thanks for the tour.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great photos.
    Happy Easter :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Awesome series of night shots.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I especially like the shots that show the clouds and sky. Nice and moody.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Terrific night shots of Melbourne, Nick. The stadium looks particularly good lit up like that.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Melbourne looks beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, gorgeous night shots. I love the lights and reflections. Great bridge shot. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  12. You take great night shots! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. What an amazing complex, and your pictures taken at night are awesome. I love how all the lights dance in the water in those particular three shots. A magical sight I think. You are so good at night shots. Wish I could learn how to take them. genie

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great shots. I particularly like the one of the footpath through the park.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I agree with all of the above Nick, excellent work indeed!

    ReplyDelete

Feel free to comment, I'd really like to hear from you!
Please do not use this comment box to advertise your goods and services!