Monday, 10 September 2012

SOUTHBANK MURAL

Southbank is the area that stretches along the southern bank of the Yarra River. Southbank was once an old and neglected area, mostly industrial, which has been rejuvenated as the heartbeat of the central city area. This has been done by using the Yarra River as a central feature and by introducing entertainment facilities along the river bank.The main focal point is the Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct, which is Melbourne's main entertainment precinct and which has upmarket shops and restaurants, trendy cafes, food courts and a five-star hotel.

This area also is the home of the Arts Centre and its theatres, as well as the Hamer Hall (previously Melbourne Concert Hall). At Southgate, a huge emphasis is placed on outdoor eating and sidewalk entertainment. A market is held along the footways at the eastern end of the river bank on Sunday mornings.

If one walks towards the Melbourne Exhibition centre, past the Crown Casino, one comes across this large scale mural under an overpass. It's very colourful and very 70s, but it also contains some Australian icons, like Ned Kelly, the famous bushranger and folk hero.

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme,
and also part of the Mellow Yellow meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme.













17 comments:

  1. What fantastic, colorful murals! Such a difference they would make in many places! Terrific captures, Nick! Have a great week!

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  2. Amazing murals, with so much going on and many contrasts.

    Mancunian Wave Glimpses of Greater Manchester, a photo a day.

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  3. Plenty of blue in those murals.....and a lot more beside.

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  4. Wow! What a lengthy and colourful mural.

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  5. What wonderful murals! I love the colors, and all the variety! What a great way to dress up an area! I am constantly amazed at the art you have available in your fair city!

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  6. beautiful, colorful murals! they make this place lively.

    MYM: Mango
    Monday Blues

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  7. wow, is this new
    i've never noticed it before


    Kel @ cre8space.blogspot.com.au

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  8. Love those bright colors. What a great series of murals. :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing your beautiful blues. I look forward to your comment on my blog.

    Happy 1st Blue Monday!

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  10. You really went tall out on this feature. Loved seeing all the interesting sights.

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  11. It's wonderful Nick and it is always nice to see an image of Audrey Hepburn.

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  12. The colours are amazing. Must be a wonderful adventure to spend time there. Thank you for this journey very much.

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  13. Beautiful! This makes the walkway look very inviting.

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