The serenity with which the Yarra river flows by brings back memories of the Seine and the Thames that I saw last year. The associated bustle of people, boats and ferries going about their business is quite a contrast to the farmland on each side of the Manawatu river.
This was a spectacular day, photo taken from the footpath below the Princes Bridge in the CBD, looking towards Southbank complex. (The bridge design bears a close resemblance to the earlier Blackfriars Bridge over the Thames River in London... both are surviving examples of Arch Bridge design of the late 19th Century).
I am quite interested in bridge designs...
The tall building is the Eureka residential tower,it has 91 storeys above ground, and is the 2nd tallest building in Australia. It is named after the Eureka Stockade rebellion on a Victorian goldfield in 1854. The blue glass cladding represents the blue backround of the stockade's flag, whilst the glass on the top 11 floors is 24 carat gold infused. The white horizontal lines represent the markings on a surveyors measuring staff. The red line represents the blood that was lost during the revolt and it is fun catching glimpses of it from different vantage spots round Melbourne.