Wednesday, 28 June 2017

YARRA RIVER SUNRISE

The Yarra River or historically, the Yarra Yarra River, (Aboriginal: Birrarung, and Wongete) is a perennial river in east-central Victoria, Australia. The lower stretches of the river are where the city of Melbourne was established in 1835 and today Greater Melbourne dominates and influences the landscape of its lower reaches.

From its source in the Yarra Ranges, it flows 242 kilometres west through the Yarra Valley which opens out into plains as it winds its way through Greater Melbourne before emptying into Hobsons Bay in northernmost Port Phillip. The river was a major food source and meeting place for indigenous Australians from prehistoric times. Shortly after the arrival of European settlers land clearing forced the remaining Wurundjeri to neighbouring territories and away from the river. Originally called Birrarung by the Wurundjeri, the current name was mistranslated from another Wurundjeri term in the Boonwurrung language; Yarro-yarro, meaning "ever-flowing".

Here, on Princes Bridge, looking over the Yarra towards the East, early one morning!

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

10 comments:

  1. Lovely colours in this photo :)

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  2. Love the color casting onto the water!!
    Ann

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  3. I like the balance of the photograph. Sunset, then reflection of sunset on water plus the sunset reflecting on the two lights on walkway. Great job on the this photograph!

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  4. Gorgeous photo of the Yarra river and perfect for Y ~ ^_^

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  5. Beautiful image! I love how the lanterns echo the sunset colors.

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  6. Amazing colours and light.

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  7. Oh, my! This shot is full of interest.
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/06/shades-of-purple.html

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