Old Geelong Cement factory on the hilltop in Fyansford, outside Geelong. HDR.
When I took these photos of the ACI building in Spotswood on the 20th May this year, I had no idea the entire building was being demolished. Obviously parts were gone, but I assumed the facade would stay. Everything pictured in these shots has now gone (excepting the Westgate Bridge in the background of course!) See all ten shots on one page here. They include close-ups of brick walls, signs, grates, windows and doors.
More of my Instagram shots today. Click here to see six iconic structures in Melbourne on one page.
First posted 4th October 2009
The wonderful view from the new Hilton Hotel, South Wharf, Melbourne. This was taken from one of the ‘city view rooms’ on the 13th floor, (it goes even higher). Some rooms on the opposite side of the hotel look toward the bay and the Westgate Bridge. We didn’t get sick of this view, in fact it changed a lot over the 24 hours we were there. This shot was taken early evening, I may show another shot tomorrow taken at night.
First posted 27th August 2008
Adjacent to the many office buildings and skyscrapers in the city of Melbourne are the Birrarung Marr parklands, alongside the Yarra river. The parklands host the Giant Sky Wheel, many sculptures including Angel shown on my sculpture and art pages, and also the Artplay building. In this shot you can also see the Victorian Arts Centre spire, the Eureka tower, and the back of Federation Square.
First posted 15th June 2007
Another sporting stadium shot from the Eureka Tower Skydeck 88, this one is the Telstra Dome, home of Friday night footy. In fact I’m off there tonight to watch the almighty Hawks beat Carlton in this weeks round of AFL. See those big white chopsticks in the background? Well not many people are aware, but Melbourne is soon to get it’s own version of London’s big Eye. This is separate to the temproary Big Sky wheel which I have shown before. This new Southern Star observation wheel is going to have 21 enclosed cabins and will be approx 120 metres off the ground. It is due to open before the end of next year. More information on this new attraction can be found here at the waterfront city website. UPDATE : Did I say Hawthorn would beat Carlton, sorry, I meant to say THRASH! Final score Hawthorn 180, Carlton 80.
First posted 14th June 2007
More from the Eureka Tower Skydeck 88. Here I have shown Federation Square in the centre of the city. The modern architecture was much debated about, especially in consideration on it’s close proximity to St Pauls cathedral and the Forum theatre which I have shown here. But now after several years the square is always busy and has become a great meeting place. Notice the circle of people surrounding a street performer.
First posted 13th June 2007
More from the Eureka Tower Skydeck 88. Today I have zoomed in on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG or simply, ‘the G’). Every week during the Australian Football League (AFL) season several weekly matches are played here, as are many other major sporting events. Melbourne is indeed the home of Australian sport, just yesterday it was strengthened with the new teammelbourne website. In the distance of this shot are firstly the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and then the Dandenong Ranges (known as the Dandenongs). These ranges are great for day trips from Melbourne with many interesting shops and cafes hidden amongst the great ferns and trees. More information about the dandenongs can be found here.