Wednesday, 10 April 2013

YARRA RIVER AT ABBOTSFORD

Abbotsford is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its Local Government Area is the City of Yarra. At the 2011 Census, Abbotsford had a population of 4,907.Abbotsford is bounded by Collingwood, Richmond and Clifton Hill and separated from Kew by the meandering Yarra River. Abbotsford takes its name from the estate of John Orr, which in turn is named after a ford in Scotland's Tweed River, used by the Abbott of Melrose Abbey.

Some well known Abbotsford landmarks include the Skipping Girl Sign, Dights Falls, the former Collingwood Town Hall, Victoria Park Football Stadium and Abbotsford Convent. One of my favourite parts is the parklands on either side of the Yarra River, which is always a pleasant destination for a leisurely walk.

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



4 comments:

  1. these are lovely. my favorite part of blogging is being able to see other parts of the world. someday I hope to make it to Australia. But it is so big! Where to go? Your profile picture is very interesting- did you paint that?

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  2. I love your water shots and what a lovely place to walk and enjoy the beauty! Hope your week is going well, Nick!

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  3. Marvelous reflection in that third shot.

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