Tuesday, 23 February 2016

'THE CITY'

Melbourne City Centre (sometimes referred to as "Central City", and colloquially known as simply "The City") is an area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is the area in which Melbourne was established in 1835, by founders John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner, and its boundaries are defined by the Government of Victoria's Melbourne Planning Scheme. Today it comprises the two oldest areas of Melbourne; the Hoddle Grid and Queen Victoria Market, as well as sections of the redeveloped areas of Docklands and Southbank/Wharf. It is not to be confused with the larger local government area of the City of Melbourne.

It is the core central activities district (CAD) of Melbourne's inner suburbs and the major central business district (CBD) of Greater Melbourne's metropolitan area, and is a major financial centre in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The Hoddle Grid in the City Centre is home to Melbourne's famed alleyways and arcades and is renowned for its distinct blend of contemporary and Victorian architecture as well as expansive parks and gardens which surround its edges. The City Centre is home to five of the six tallest buildings in Australia. In recent times, it has been placed alongside New York City and Berlin as one of the world's great street art meccas, and designated a "City of Literature" by UNESCO in its Creative Cities Network.

This post is part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.








10 comments:

  1. The Hoddle Grid in the CBD does have our famed alleyways and arcades, where I am always wandering. And the lovely parks which surround its edges are deservedly famous. But the distinct blend of contemporary and Victorian architecture only came about by default - half our gorgeous Victorian buildings were destroyed :(

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  2. Lovely city scenes!
    I especially like the arching pedestrian walkway.

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  3. En häftig stad
    har inte varit där skulle kanske det
    Ha det bra
    Meta

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  4. Cool photos!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/every-10-minutes-someone-in-us-dies-of.html

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  5. Beautiful photography of a very lovely city and it looks so sparkling clean!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  6. Nice shots, great shapes and color!

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  7. don´t think I have seen this before. So many shapes and curves and textures. Love it. Would like to take a slow walk in that area. :)

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  8. Great photos, I love Melbourne and was there a few weeks ago

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