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In the past few years we have visited many

well known places and some off the beaten track placess

all of which would fit this challenge.

However,  after some deliberation I decided to focus

on Melbourne, our state capital, and until the early 1900s

the site of our Federal Parliament.

Used to be known as ‘Fairy Penguins’ now renamed

‘Little Penguins’ at Melbourne Aquarium

Burke Street Mall busker.

 

Prince’s Bridge over the Yarra

We took a carriage ride around Victoria (Vancouver Island)

last year, still haven’t taken one around Melbourne.

After sailing from Geelong on a ferry trial,

late August 2018, this was the view as we arrived

at Melbourne and sailed up the Yarra River

and under West Gate Bridge.

For tennis fans.

Rod Laver Arena, in Melbourne Park,

home of the Australian Open since 1988…

and where we recently attended

Hugh Jackman’s Concert.

 

 

Pedestrian Bridge over the Yarra River

 

 

Melbourne skyline by the Yarra.

Melbourne Post Office

of a bygone era.

Melbourne Skyline from Williamstown Marina.

Couldn’t decide between BW or…

…or colour.

So decided to leave both in.

a  slightly over exposed Bourke St. Mall…

…in December a few years back.

 

Melbourne from Saint Kilda Pier

Saint Kilda Pier

 

Saint Kilda Pier

Finally, Melbourne at dawn,

from a Hot Air Balloon.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Pick-a-Place

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Pick-a-Place

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Pick-a-Place

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Pick-a-Place

 

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An older person providing

entertainment for…

…a younger generation.

 

Old and new forms of transport.

 

 

A newer wheel…

and the remnants of an older wheel.

Although built during the seventies,

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge

is newer than…

 

…than the remnants of

the Misery Creek bridge.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Old-and-New

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Bridges

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Bridges from all over.

Bridge over Rocky Mountaineer railway.

Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Auckland Harbour Bridge,

by day…

 

…and by night.

The remnants of Misery Creek Bridge.

Was in one piece until

the background tree fell on it.

A new bridge in Botswana’s

Okavango Delta.

One of my all time favourite bridges

from my school days.

The Bridge of Sighs.

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.

West Gate again.

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Under a bridge…

…aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

Auckland Harbour Bridge.

 

Another New Zealand bridge we found.

Sunrise under Melbourne’s

West Gate Bridge

late August 2018.

A bridge in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. 

See the sign on the right?

Our guide obeyed the sign when we crossed.

😀

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During last Tuesday’s voyage from

Geelong to Melbourne

aboard the Port Phillip Ferry…

was at a cracking pace of 35 knots, or nearly 65 kmh.

From my chosen seat on the bow

Melbourne’s skyline was soon visible.

And grew larger by the minute.

The pace was reduced substantially

as we entered the Yarra River

and sailed under

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.

A great way to travel between both cities.

Footnote:

There are all the comforts of home

available inside the ferry.

I wanted/chose front row for photo opportunities.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Pace

One Word Photo Challenge-Positive

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My positive post comes…

at the end of a 90 minute trial ferry service

from Geelong to Melbourne.

Seeing the sun rising under the West Gate Bridge,

sailing under said bridge and

looking up to see the Australian flag flying high

are all things not experienced when driving.

As we motored up the Yarra River

to our, 0745, Docklands destination,

the sunrise was there to guide us.

Perhaps not the most spectacular sunrise photographed,

but certainly better than full cloud cover.

All-in-all a very positive early morning outing.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Positive

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