Tuesday 6 August 2013


Swanston Street is a major thoroughfare in the centre of Melbourne, Australia. It is historically one of the main streets of central Melbourne, laid out in 1837 as part of the Hoddle Grid, the layout of major streets that makes up the central business district. It is named after Captain Charles Swanston, a Tasmanian banker and prominent member of the Port Phillip Association.

Swanston Street runs roughly north to south, between Elizabeth Street to its west and Russell Street to its east. The street runs through the middle of Melbourne's city centre, just to the east of the centre of the rectangular Hoddle Grid. To the south, it crosses the Princes Bridge over the Yarra River before becoming St Kilda Road. As it runs north and leaves the CBD, it passes the University of Melbourne, and ends at the Melbourne General Cemetery. This section was originally named Madeline Street.

The street passes a number of iconic Melbourne landmarks, including the Capitol Theatre, Manchester Unity Building, St Paul's Cathedral, Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, the Melbourne Town Hall, the State Library of Victoria, the City Square, the Melbourne Central and QV Village shopping centres, Curtin House, the pub Young & Jackson as well as the Hi-Fi Bar, which is a prominent live music venue. Both the University of Melbourne and RMIT University are on Swanston Street.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.


  1. nice sharing; have a good Tuesday

    much love...

  2. Great street!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  3. Love the sculptures in the last two!

  4. Thank you for taking me along on your early-morning walk!

    Blue, Ruby, Yellow Window

  5. You picked a nice time for a walk.

  6. My favourite in this series is the one with the green tram.

  7. Beautiful light in all of these photos


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