Melbourne, Australia, 2013 by Jeff Lindsay
Melbourne was my destination to speak at a conference for the paper industry in 2013. While hanging out with some of the world's best papermakers, I snapped a few shots of the town of Melbourne. You may also wish to see my earlier New Zealand Photos, Set #1 and Set #2. Australia was a clean, beautiful, freedom-loving place with hearty, down-to-earth people and great food. Hope to go back and see the rest of the country.
Crossing the street in front of the Flinders Street Station was this group bearing two large DVF Gap Kids balloons. No idea what they are for, but I liked the geometry.
A tower--a radio tower, perhaps--looms over part of Melbourne at night.
Looking down Centre Place near Flinders Lane.
Bridge Street becomes Flinders Street about here, near the heart of downtown Melbourne.
Pedestrians in front of Flinders Station, black and white.
Some skyrise buildings in Melbourne at night.
The Flinders Street Train Station, a historic and beautiful building in the heart of Melbourne.
Building under repair in Melbourne.
Detail of a modern building in downtown Melbourne.
Melbourne's famous but currently inoperative Ferris wheel.
A view of Melbourne's cricket stadium.
The meeting I attended was held on Batman Avenue. Welcome to Gotham Down Under.
Flinders Street Station.
Details on a church close to the Flinders Street Station.
Another view of the church mentioned above.
Australia on Collins, a Collins Street mall.
Another view of Centre Place, a cool walking street filled with restaurants.
Church in downtown Melbourne.
Another view of the church in downtown Melbourne.
The big public square across from the Flinders Street Station.
Advertising on flags along a major road in Melbourne.
The Flinders Street Station again.
More of the bright yellow exterior of Flinders Street Station.
Flinders Street Station, but at an angle that minimizes the cable car wires that normally hinder the view. No Photoshopping applied.
A park in Melbourne.
A beautiful eucalyptus tree in Melbourne.
A common bird with a touch of blue in its feathers, matching the nearby litter. Melbourne, May 2013.
Jolimot Street, Melbourne.
Another view of the skyline in downtown Melbourne.
Professor Martin Atkins of Waikato University, New Zealand, speaking at the APPITA Annual Meeting, May 9, 2013.
- A night train passing through Melbourne.