Sunday, 6 May 2012

QUEEN VICTORIA GARDENS, CITY

The Queen Victoria Gardens are Melbourne's memorial to Queen Victoria. Located on 4.8 hectares (12 acres) opposite the Victorian Arts Centre and National Gallery of Victoria, bounded by St Kilda Road, Alexandra Avenue and Linlithgow Avenue. Queen Victoria's reign started in 1837, two years after the initial European settlement of Melbourne, and upon her death in 1901 it was thought appropriate to declare an enduring monument to her reign.

A memorial statue was commissioned from sculptor James White showing the Queen in ceremonial gowns casting her regal gaze across ornamental lakes, sweeping lawns and rose gardens to the Melbourne Arts Centre Spire and the city skyscrapers. Queen Victoria Gardens are part of a larger group of parklands directly south-east of the city, between St. Kilda Road and the Yarra River known as the Domain Parklands, which includes: The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kings Domain, Alexandra Gardens and the Queen Victoria Gardens.

This post is part of the Scenic Sunday meme.







15 comments:

  1. Very scenic. Quite beautiful.

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  2. What a beautiful place. Lovely images.

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  3. Sure seems like a scenic place.

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  4. So lovely, Nick!! Such a gorgeous place and I would love to spend time there. Wonderful captures as always and superb composition and, as always, the next best thing to being there! Hope you've had a good weekend and that you're ready for the new week!

    Sylvia

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  5. what a beautiful place to visit, I'll enjoy it from your photos for now.

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  6. Beautiful park!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. Great composition with the purple flowers in the foreground! Queen Victoria is not bad either. :-)

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  8. A great park SO close to the city .. Love your top capture Nick with the high-rise in the background.

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  9. What a beautiful park! Love the view over the lake!

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  10. What a pretty garden and a beautiful park. The statue is wonderful. I love the roses. Great post.

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  11. Great shots and what a beautiful park.

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  12. A really beautiful public garden! Good old Vickie is remembered in a lot of places. :)

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  13. A lovely park. She looks so severe in that close-up!

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  14. What a beautiful garden! I feel the autumn feeling from your pictures, Nick.

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  15. I really enjoy these gardens and your photos do them credit. I heard that the statue of Queen Victoria was angled so she gazes directly towards the GPO the centre of Melbourne and the capital of the State named after her.

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