My Trip To India And Australia: Part 14 – Sights In The Melbourne CBD
I spent Sunday and part of Monday in the Melbourne CBD looking around and shopping for a handbag for my wife under her direction. I also snapped a whole lot of pictures and let you show you some of the pictures that I took.
First, I spent some time walking along the Yarra River with the Melbourne skyline the background:
From this picture, you can see the location where the Australian Open Tennis Championship is played: Speaking of sports, this coming weekend is the opening race of the Formula 1 racing season with the race at nearby Albert Park. I came across this display with a Ferrari Formula 1 car:
Also along with river is the Crown Melbourne Casino:
I also took a trip the Melbourne’s Chinatown. It is the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the Western World and one of the oldest Chinatowns in the Southern Hemisphere.
The ferris wheel that you see in this shot is the Melbourne Star. Their answer to the London Eye.
Near the harbor is the Etihad Stadium which is the home to sporting events inculding Aussie Rules Football. It has a retractable roof that takes 8 minutes to close. I had lunch in the area as there’s all sorts of fine dining there:
Clearly Melbourne has a lot to offer. I was lucky that I had the opportunity to see some of the sights. I’d love the chance to come back and see more. As it stands, I am here until early Thursday morning where I begin my journey home after two weeks on the road. Starting with my experiences flying home on a Qantas Airlines A380. That should be interesting to compare it to the Emirates Airlines A380. Watch for it.