Saturday, 7 June 2014


This is a view down LaTrobe St, towards the West. The old RMIT University building with its distinctive Victorian tower can be seen. RMIT University (officially the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and simply referred to as RMIT) is an Australian university of technology and design based in Melbourne, Victoria.

RMIT was founded in 1887 by grazier, politician and public benefactor the Hon. Francis Ormond, as the Working Men's College of Melbourne. It is the third oldest tertiary education provider in Victoria, and is the eighth oldest provider of tertiary education in Australia. Its foundation campus is located in Melbourne City, and is a contiguous part of the northern area of the city centre.

The reflection is in a watering trough used by horses - once common in the City, but now the only horses are the Mounted Police one occasionally sees.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Weekly TopShot meme.


  1. Hon. Francis Ormond, was very progressive, setting up the Working Men's College of Melbourne. He thoroughly deserves the statue in RMIT, honouring his memory.

  2. so, in a way, this magnificent college is a tribute to Hon. Ormond. if that trough were around where I live, there would be ducks floating in it.

  3. what a beautiful reflection of the University building... Great job...

  4. these are neat, but what may I ask is it that is holding the water and would be on the street like that.

  5. Universities are majestic, around the world. Great photos!

  6. Great reflections ! Not always easy to find a trough in our streets to quench thirst of our horses, these days, but your made it !!! ^^


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