Friday, 24 August 2012

SUNRISE, BOURKE ST

Bourke Street is one of Melbourne's best known streets. Historically been regarded as Melbourne's "second street", with the main street being Collins Street and "busier than Bourke Street" is a popular catchphrase. Bourke Street has traditionally been Melbourne's entertainment hub. In its heyday it was the location of many of Melbourne's theatres, cinemas as well as a major retail shopping precinct. Today the street remains an entertainment hub best known as the location of the Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne's main pedestrian mall and one of the city's main tourist destinations.  Bourke Street is named for Sir Richard Bourke, the Governor of New South Wales (and thus, of Melbourne as well) in 1837 during the drafting of the Hoddle Grid.

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme.



16 comments:

  1. The second picture is amazingly beautiful !

    Please have a good Friday.

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  2. What a beautiful beginning to the day -- any day! Superb captures as always, Nick! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Beautiful shots of St. Pats, Nick. I especially like the third one.

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  4. Wonderful glimpses of a city waking up for business, Nick. Enjoy your weekend.

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  5. Hi Nick
    Beautiful images. Especially I love the third one. The red window part is really impressive.

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  6. Hi Nick. Sun rise is definitely worthwhile for anyone before starting work.

    The colour in the sky is truely beautiful. I dont live in the city so going to city is always costly...

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  7. Wow! Long stretch of road with a sunset at its end. Great captures.

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  8. So great post! I do love your city photos!
    Have a nice day!

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  9. Beautiful shots, I like the one with the silhouette of the woman crossing the street in the early morning-very atmospheric. Thanks for sharing:)

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  10. Great capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  11. These are great shots - each one has a special appeal. The one with the sunlight peeking up over the spire is magical!

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  12. Congrats Nick. You have captured some beautiful light in this series. You have done Bourke Street proud.

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