After visiting the library (my last post), you can stroll by either side of the Yarra River that runs through the city…
or take a walk down to the Docklands, an urban harbor district, still under development.
At night, you might walk 360 degrees inside the top of the 975-foot-tall Eureka Tower and see the lights sparkle in every part of the city.
And finally, you can photograph the city from your apartment.
While visiting a family member at the Tuck School of Business, I took this night image of Tuck Hall. Founded in 1900 as the first business management school in the world, Tuck is named after its founding family. It is part of New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College, which dates back to colonial times and is named after the British Earl of Dartmouth.
It is always nice to have something in the foreground of your photos. The pilings in the Docklands are perfect for this!
Also in the Docklands, are a marina and Webb Bridge, an artistic walking bridge across the Yarra River.
If you tire of walking, trains are going in, out, and around the city at all times. In this image taken from a bridge over the tracks at Flinders Station, some trains are moving fast enough to become mere streaks in my exposure while in others you can see the people.
The outback of Australia’s Northern Territory is consistently red in color and rather wild to traverse.
Rocks shaped like mushrooms are red and the climate can be the extreme of hot and cold in the course of one day.
Nowhere is there anything but wild vegetation, although “wild” sometimes includes unwanted invasive species.
The best part of “wild” means minimal (almost nonexistent) light pollution and a visible array of stars from the moment night descends on this straight, red dirt road.
The dazzle of lights is even more enticing when a shimmering river flows through the city.
Melbourne, Australia and Yarra River viewed from the Eureka Tower
Brisbane River through Brisbane, Australia
When the city lights come on a night, one can forget about everything but the sparkle.
Harbor and Opera House, Sydney, Australia
City Skyline, Brisbane, Australia