Wednesday, 24 October 2012

BAY VISTAS

South Melbourne Town Hall is a civic building located at Bank Place in South Melbourne, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. It is of state heritage significance to Victoria being listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. The building can be seen in the centre of the first photograph, with its characteristic, prominent clock tower.

The hall was built between 1879-80 to the design of local architect Charles Webb in the Second Empire style, and is considered one of the grandest examples of this style in Australia. The building is on the Victorian Heritage Register and is part of the important Bank Place precinct, one of the best preserved Victorian era conservation areas in the world.

Port Phillip Bay shown here and around which Melbourne is built, covers 1,930 square kilometres  and the shore stretches roughly 264 km. Although it is extremely shallow for its size, most of the bay is navigable. The deepest portion is only 24 metres, and half the region is shallower than 8 m. The volume of the water in the bay is around 25 cubic kilometres.

This post is part of the Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Footsteps Waters meme.




7 comments:

  1. Beautiful city and wonderful captures as always, Nick!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  2. What a beautiful environment !

    Please have a good Wednesday.

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  3. Wow amazing view!

    Visiting from Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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  4. Fantastic photos of a beautiful place ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  5. lovely shots of a bayside city....lots of trees make me happy, as well as the gorgeous, mist-laden bay....

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