The Alexandra Gardens are located on the south bank of the Yarra River, opposite Federation Square and the Melbourne Central Business District, in Victoria, Australia. The Gardens are bounded by the Yarra River to the north, Princes and Swan street bridges, with Queen Victoria Gardens and Kings Domain across Alexandra Avenue to the south. The gardens are part of the Domain parklands which stretch to the Royal Botanic Gardens and were first laid out in 1901, under the direction of Carlo Catani, Chief Engineer of the Public Works Department. They are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register due to their historical and archaeological significance.
The red star in the first image corresponds with the Alexandra Gardens and the location where the remaining photos were taken. We had hot day today in Melbourne with the mercury rising to a 36˚C maximum. More hot weather is to follow, with a fine and warm Autumn ahead.
This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme,
and also part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme,
and also part of the Friday Greens meme.
Your pictures of the gardens are wonderful! I would love to take a stroll through there but, for now, I suppose photographs will have to do. I enjoyed your post.ReplyDelete
Great aerial view and lovely gardens!ReplyDelete
The first photo is great, and I lobve the flowers.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots......thanks for sharing this.ReplyDelete
This is magic to capture; the place seen from up... and the images and views from close sight with sublime, gorgeous aspects so specific for a sunny summer time...ReplyDelete
And for sure a very summer heat, at 36*!!... In here, early spring time arrived with cold rains, early green buds on branches trees...
Best regards in the sunny month of march!
Now, this is more like it! ;-)ReplyDelete
How I would love a walk in that park right now.