Melbourne, Victoria, has been named the most livable city in the world for the 4th year in a row.
That’s a pretty mean feat, beating out close competition from places such as the iconic Sydney, or Austria’s Vienna. The top 10 included 5Australian cities, alongside 3 Canadian and 2 European. To celebrate victory for the capital of Victoria, I’ve decided to upload some of my snaps of the city. As the old adage goes, a city truly comes to life at night, and Melbourne is no different.
Melbourne is a fantastic city even during the day, but as my daytime Melbourne pictures are pretty drab, you’re not getting to see them just yet. The Yarra, which flows through the city, lends itself to the cityscape to create some excellent places for photography. Even so far as to providing some pretty neat bridge shots.
Yeah, this is slightly blurry, but you get the idea.
Melbourne itself is host to a number of sightseeing spots, including St. Kilda beach, the Eureka tower and Flinders Street Station. Though, I can’t say the colour is really to my tastes, how about yours?
As you walk around Melbourne you will undoubtedly notice how busy it is, but at the same time how mysteriously quiet it is. There is always something happening somewhere in the city, and the river banks are no exception.
This picture (if you look closely) captures the Crown Casino, and its famous flame display which burns on the hour from a number of flame-spitting columns which line the walkway. The heat from these things is tremendous, and they are a welcome heat source for the acclimatised during Melbourne’s winter nights.
This was intended to be a picture of all the flames together. Guess who screwed up and couldn’t get the camera settings sorted in time? Yep. It may have been me. Instead you can inspire yourself with this up (or down, I’m not entirely sure) Yarra shot:
In this next picture we are looking across Melbourne towards Flinders Street Station, which if you look closely is pretty much right in front of you and you can’t actually miss it. The clock tower just to the left of the centre is all part of the station which runs beneath it, so you can see it is actually pretty big.
Now to drop a little picture of some random person’s boat. This is nothing special, really. It isn’t of a Melbourne landmark, or a celebrity or anything like that. This is a straight up, every day image of a spot in Melbourne. The scenery is simply stunning.
So now that you’ve had a (quick) look at some of Melbourne by night, I’ll leave you with this final picture of what I feel captures the atmosphere of what has once again been voted the most livable city in the world.