Wednesday, 29 April 2015

DOCKLANDS BY NIGHT

Docklands (also known as Melbourne Docklands to differentiate it from London Docklands) is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km west of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Melbourne. At the 2011 Census, Docklands had a population of 5,791.

Docklands occupies an area adjacent to the Melbourne CBD. It is bounded by Spencer Street, Wurundjeri Way and the Charles Grimes Bridge to the east, CityLink to the west and Lorimer Street across the Yarra to the south and is a primarily waterfront area centred on the banks of the Yarra River.

Contemporary Docklands is the product of an ongoing urban renewal project to extend the area of the Melbourne CBD (excluding Southbank and St Kilda Road) by over a third when completed around 2015. It is now home to several of Melbourne's modern landmarks, including Etihad Stadium, Southern Cross Station and the Melbourne Star Ferris wheel.

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.




8 comments:

  1. So beautiful - I wish I could spend some time in Australia. It seems a positively wonderful country.
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  2. Thank you for sharing some interesting sights I would never see otherwise.

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  3. Docks look soooo magical at night.
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

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  4. The Docklands are so lovely these days. Years ago it was not an attractive part of Melbourne.

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  5. That bridge is amazing. Love it.

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  6. Docklands really can turn on the charm at night Nick.

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  7. Pretty lighting on the water. It is quite magical in the last photo.

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  8. Lovely, I think evening is some of my favourite time to get out and take images

    Mollyxxx

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