Location: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (37° 49′ 6″ S, 144° 58′ 21″ E)
Date: 20 May 2008, 8.40pm
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5
Melbourne was named this year as the 3rd most livable city in the world by an annual survey done by The Economist magazine. Melbourne is quite an interesting city to wonder about at night. It is fairly lively and I believed one of the reasons for that is the large number of colleges and hence, students in the city area. There are also lots of activities along the Yarra River- with many pubs, clubs, arts and cultural centres and not forgetting, casino. The city also has a number of public parks and gardens. One of the more interesting and newer parks is Birrarung Marr. The distinguishing feature of the park is the Federation Bells- a collection of 39 inverted temple-style electronic bells of various sizes mounted on steel poles. The bells are controlled by computers and play seven different tunes composed by Australian composers, three times a day, with each tune lasting five minutes.