Tuesday, 1 December 2015


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


  1. What a wonderful array of structures and activities. Great set of images.

  2. I am sad I didn't have a chance to see Melmourne when I visited Australia. So many things to see!

  3. Nice tour of Melbourne. It looks like a big and busy city! Enjoy your day!

  4. Great images - and that church! Wow!!!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/sparkling-crystal.html

  5. I never would have guessed there were such old, historic structures. - Margy

  6. Melbourne is beautifully showcased in your photo's Nick.....My favourite aspect of Melbourne is the Arcades and Alleyways.....and the treelined streets.....and the Parks.....

  7. Hoddle was brilliant. His grid in the city is a perfect framework for Melbourne's important architecture, including as you note the alleyways and arcades. But while I love our Victorian architecture and beautiful gardens, some of the contemporary architecture was destructive of our older treasures and intrusive in the streetscapes.

  8. Lovely shots. I've been to Melbs twice in past few years and stayed close to Fed Square, Found it a very easy city to walk around thanks to its streets layout. Enjoyed the cafe scene in the arcades and laneways too.

  9. Calling by via the Trees and Bushes meme, lovely to be visiting your interesting blog again, it has been awhile!


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