Melbourne pictures. One of the largest cities in Australia (population 4 million) with great architecture, friendly locals and a beautiful setting (with a seaside, rivers, parks and leafy avenues).

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Brighton Beach, Melbourne

Life on St Kilda beach

The Capital City Trail/Yarra River Trail bike paths along the Yarra River

Chapel Street is the busy high street of Prahran, Melbourne

St Kilda Pier

Chapel Street Precinct on a windy day when you couldn't walk down the street without wiping sand from your eyes


The beach in the Port Melbourne neighbourhood

Street clutter

Hosier Lane is a patchwork of graffiti

Narrow Hosier Lane (straddled in the middle of the Central Business District, just like nearby AC/DC lane) is full of fairly creative graffiti

The Australian Dream - the affluent neighbourhood of Hampton

Industrial leftovers a stone's throw from the CBD

Melbourne (just like the rest of Australia) seems like a rather car-centric society, but cycling infrastructure is remarkably good

Albert Park - the road that runs around the lake is turned every year into Formula 1's Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit

Lookout point along the seaside promenade in Elwood

'Caution! Students with long boats crossing'

Melbourne has many excellent cycle paths and bike lanes, including this route that runs for tens of kilometres along the seaside

Escaped balloons

The entrance of Luna Park (a theme park) in St Kilda

'Meat is murder', says the self-eating sausage (with madly grinning children's book character Mr Tickle next to it)

Middle Brighton Beach

Middle Brighton Pier

The CBD as seen from Brighton (about 10km away)

Boulevard of Broken Dreams - perhaps an appropriate decoration in this milk bar in Balaclava

Movida tapas bar uses graffiti-like self-promotion as it's right next to graffiti-filled Hosier Lane

No slippers

A heritage number 30 tram in the Southbank Tram Depot

Terraced houses in the Carlton North neighbourhood of Melbourne

Melbourne people

Southgate pedestrian/cyclist bridge in downtown Melbourne connects the CBD (Central Business District) with the Southbank

Pickles Street

Power kites (kites strong enough to pull a person on a surfboard/skateboard/buggy) on St Kilda Beach

The seaside promenade in Elwood on a hot summer day

Melbourne has a fairly extensive public transport network of trams and commuter trains

Resting in Studley Park (Abbotsford)

View from the top of Curtin House

Melbourne seaside

Bayside bike path


St Kilda beach

Sitting on the bank of the Yarra

Space invaders in Australia

St Kilda Pier

This is probably art.

The donkeys are on a strict diet at Collingwood Children's Farm in Abbotsford

Busy Swan Street in Richmond

Tai Chi on the beach

Victorian terraced houses in Melbourne's Cremorne neighbourhood

The Albert Park neighbourhood is full of Victorian heritage buildings like these

Summer in Albert Park

Terraced houses (rowhouses) in the Albert Park neighbourhood

Melbourne is crisscrossed by a tram network

The keeper of the trams (various generations can be seen from the historic W6 type to modern, 21st century Combinos)

A less flattering view of the CBD from Curtin House on Swanston Street

The Skipping Girl, an iconic neon sign in Abbotsford formerly used to advertise a brand of vinegar called 'Skipping Girl'

Tenant directory in eclectic Curtin House (with a rooftop bar and cinema on the 7th floor)


Waiting for the tram

The Webb pedestrian and cyclist bridge in Melbourne's Docklands (large chunks of which being transformed into a business district)

A probably once simple utility pole that got more and more complicated over the years

The Capital City Trail/Yarra River Trail cycle path running along the Yarra River

Yarra Promenade

Southgate Bridge and the CBD (Central Business District)

Posh houses along the Yarra River

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