Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Australia _ Melbourne

One of my colleague send me this postcard during her travel to Australia ~ Melbourne.

As quoted in the postcard
"The city comes alive at night. It's landmarks include Flinders Street Station, The Victorian Arts Centre Spire, Crown Tower.
@ Scancolor Australia "

I've never been to this country before. But luckily with the help of internet. I can read more about the places.

See what I have find out

Flinders Street Station is among Melbourne's most recognisable landmarks and is the oldest station in Australia (1910) although the first station on this site opened in 1854!It is the best-known railway station in Australia. The design was selected by an architectural competition held in 1902, and the red brick and golden cream stucco building was constructed between 1905 and 1910. After more than 95 years of serving the community, any building would be in need of a revamp. Therefore, Flinders Street Station is undergoing a $10 million upgrade to ensure the building remains a structure of which all Victorians can be proud. The upgrade involves a two-year capital works program to improve the station's facilities, make it more accessible and enhance its visual appeal.

Victoria Arts Centre Spire located in the heart of Melbourne's leisure and entertainment precinct. The tower remind me about the Eiffel Tower in Paris :)

Crown Tower is
located on the southern bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne, Crown Towers sets the benchmark for luxury hotels in Australia.

Look for the map here.

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