March 18, 2009

Nightscape of Melbourne along the Yarra River

Location: Yarra River, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (37° 49′ 5.08″ S, 144° 58′ 0.52″ E)
Date: 20 May 2008, 8.10pm
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

The Yarra River runs right through Melbourne, the capital of Victoria State. The river is the focal point of outdoor activities and events as well as the concentration of its skyscrapers at Federation Square. Immediately next to it is the city's central railway station, Flinders Street Station right beside the river. The station built in 1864 and expanded over the years covers two city blocks. The Southbank across the river from the station is a pleasant place to walk in the evening with great night views of the city lights. Melbourne, as with most, if not all of Australasian cities, is a safe city to wonder around alone at night.

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