Thursday, December 2, 2010

An urban adventure in Melbie

After finishing Planetshakers morning service in East Melbourne why not take a stroll around the city? The air was cool, at the right ambience, spring temperature is my favourite. The Sun shone brightly, telling me to get active yet without being too harsh on me.

The other signature of spring time in Melbourne is heavy downpour. Sometimes, the city rains heavily without obvious signs of impending shower earlier during the day.

Yarra River (literally 'ever flowing') drains Melbourne and empties into its estuary at Victoria Harbour in Docklands. The CBD is located at the northern bank; on the southern bank lies a suburb called Southbank. What's the suburb name for CBD? No prize for guessing - it's Melbourne. The downtown with all of its suburbs is called the metropolitan area or greater city.

When viewed from Southbank, how does CBD looks like?

rialto tower
Rialto Tower, currently the second highest building in Melbourne.

Melbourne Aquarium Yarra River
A landmark and tourist attraction in town, the aquarium. I haven't visited this place!

melbourne cbd from southbank yarra river
The city is contained in the Hoddle Grid. Can you name the streets inside the grid?

What's in Melbourne Central Shopping Centre?

Wii booth melbourne central game console nintendo
There was a Nintendo Wii roadshow at the atrium.

Was asked to try out a few games on Wii. They're engaging to play and I beat the promoter a few times in duels!

Wii promoter and child
Wii brings happiness to your family :)

melbourne central clock
The clock, a popular meeting spot. "I'll meet you under the clock!"

Stairs above the clock leads to Hoyts cinema. My favourite place for movies. Check it out on Tuesdays for discounts!

shot tower melbourne central shopping centre
The signature Shot Tower under the glass dome.

Melbourne Central may sound like a transport hub, but in real fact it's not! It's a shopping centre with a train station underneath. The train station is part of the underground rail loop that encircles the city.

Wonder how Southbank looks like? The tallest building in Melbourne grows there.

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