Great Ocean Road Workers

Great Ocean Road Workers

Built as a tribute to the workers who built the Great Ocean Road this statue and memorial arch in behind represents the great hardship these men endured. Threethousand Australian soldiers and sailors of the FIrst World War were employed to built this 151 mile stretch of road along the south eastern coast of Victoria. It was built between 1919 and 1932 in terrible conditions. So much so the road itself is the world’s largest war memorial; dedicated to the casualties of World War I.

Koala

Koala

He almost looks as if he is smiling and waving down at my camera as I took this Koala’s photograph. It was my second time seeing these wonderful creatures that I got this close. The above photo was captured in an animal park in Victoria whilst on my way to Philip Island. The park had three or four Koala’s. It is rare to see them this lively as they sleep for up to 20 hours a day. Here I captured the Koala making it’s was from on tree to another.

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

Taken looking down from the Eureka Skydeck 88 (the 88th floor observation deck of the Eureka Tower) this is an unusual angle to see St. Paul’s Cathedral from. Consecrated in 1891 this major Melbourne landmark is on the eastern corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street. Diagonally opposite Flinders Street Station. Trying to capture this cathedral at street level is difficult with the overhead wires from the city trams so I thought I would try a different angle!

Yarra River Melbourne

Yarra River Melbourne

The Southbank precinct of Melbourne is an inner city suburb of Melbourne on the south side of the Yarra River. As you can see from the above photograph it is dominated by high-rise development of offices and apartment towers including Australia’s tallest building, the Eureka Tower. One of the best high views looking down on the city can be seen from the observation deck on the 88th floor of this skyscraper.