Another one of the Old Melbourne Series. This is the original from the State Library collection, dated around 1858. You can just make out the water fall that was the reason for Melbourne's location - fresh water above the falls and access to the bay and onto the ocean below the fall. A little time later some one had the cleaver idea of dynamiting the falls so they could get boats further up river, but so could the salt water from the bay. By 1890, the construction of Queens Bridge restricted the height of vessels travelling any further upriver.
The new shot...
Probably a little too far to the left from the original, but there is now a flower bed, flagpole and railway viaduct that make creating a good copy difficult.
A few from a recent trip to Sydney.
Landmarks - all in one picture!
& @ night
View from small park further back - a nice little pocket of green and peacefulness among the city bustle.
Through the blinds - as we sat down for dinner, the setting sun was visible through the blinds and created a nice painterly image.
It was a bit of a challenging trip with quite a bit of disruption on the way up - my first flight was cancelled before I even set out to the airport, the replacement got as far as Canberra before circling for about 90 minutes then returning to Melbourne and after a bit of waiting again to get rebooked I got home around 11pm before the third flight at 7am on Saturday morning eventually got me there.