Tuesday, 22 May 2012

AUTUMN IN CARLTON

Carlton is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km north from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Melbourne. At the 2006 Census, Carlton had a population of 12,050. Its boundaries are roughly Elizabeth Street to the West, Princes Street to the North, Victoria Parade to the south, and Nicholson Street to the East.

The suburb is well known for its "Little Italy" precinct on Lygon Street, for its Victorian architecture and its European-style squares (University Square, Lincoln Square, Argyle Place and MacArthur Place) and the Carlton Gardens, the latter being the location of the Royal Exhibition Building, one of Australia's few man-made sites with World Heritage status. Carlton is thought to have been named after Carlton House, London.

Autumn is well on its way out, leaving the  stage ready for winter and Carlton's many exotic European trees are shedding their leaves.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme.




19 comments:

  1. It looks a great place to live or visit. Lygon St is legendary!

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  2. It looks like a piece of Europe.

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  3. Hi there - I think its remarkable that Carlton has the best Victorian (time, not state!) street scapes anywhere in the world! Large amounts of similar architecture got blown up in the UK during WW2. What was left was often knocked down in 1960s redevelopment.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  4. hi...can i touch these leaves? (joking)...love it.

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  5. Great view of the area!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Very interesting courtyards - are they homes?

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  7. What a lovely autumn day! I really like the courtyards and the trees shading the street! Wonderful captures as always, Nick, and a great look at your part of our world!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

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  8. I love the heritage buildings!

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  9. Beautiful shots. I love the little patios in front of each shop.

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  10. The architecture looks amazing but it's the blue skies that draw me in.

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  11. Made me wonder about the magic of earth, as summer is on the brink over here. Wonderful, peaceful looking area. Thank you for this autumn escape. Please have a good Wednesday.

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  12. Wonderful and unusual architecture!

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  13. I love the last shot and Autumn.

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  14. It's funny to see fall shots when our summer is just beginning. :)

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  15. Very nice photos of those trees and how great that the streets aren't so busy.

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  16. It looks like an interesting place to come and visit and spend time. I like those interesting buildings.

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