Oye People !!!
When you talk or hear about Australia your mind automatically start those imaginations and the pictures you have seen over the internet,television or any press media and you are mesmerized into those beautiful pictures. Yes, Australia Indeed is one of the most beautiful country in the world.Today we are talking about an Australian City named Melbourne…I am sure everyone knows about it so let’s start a beautiful journey through my vision on Melbourne.
I felt in love with Melbourne ever since I learned about it in school, I went through multiple books and maps in the library to explore more about the city and I was fascinated to learn that there are multiple reasons to fall in love with this city.This city has been named as “The most Livable City in the World” according to Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and has been on the top 3 since 2002. A city which offers you almost everything you demand and you wish for it.
Melbourne is located on the South-Eastern part of mainland Australia within the state of Victoria.The city is the financial head of the country and also one of the best cities in Australia in the form of climate.The climate is completely soothing and the average temperature is around 24°C and falls upto 5°C. Humidity and rainfall are decent making it a perfect city.In 2007 the Government of Australia declared to build Wonthaggi desalination plant on Victoria’s south-east coast, capable of treating 150 billion litres of water per year.The Government has taken many appropriate measures and have set a goal to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2020. Environment is one of the top priorities where the Government are planning new projects and acts to make the state of Victoria the best in the world. (info by Wiki)
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Melbourne is also known for it’s culture and sports and is regarded as the International culture center where they promote and showcase major events ranging from festivals, drama, musical events, comedy, music, art, architecture, literature, film and television.Melbourne is the birthplace of Australian Films and drama.The historic Princess Theatre is the living example of it and Melbourne celebrates a variety of festivals both locally and internationally.One of the most famous and Australia’s largest free community festival is Moomba.
La Trobe Reading Room in the State Library of Victoria
Melbourne Visitor Centre:-
The Melbourne Visitor Centre (MVC) is located at Federation Square, opposite Flinders Street Station where a visitor can have face to face conversation free brochures, maps and event listings, along with souvenirs and a travel booking service.It’s a boon to have something like this where a visitor can just stop at one place and get all he wants along with the necessary guidance.This is absolutely amazing !
Melbourne is known for the best street art in the world where Street art includes stencils, paste-ups and murals which does not include graffiti or tagging as it is illegal. The lanes and passages downstreet are filled with these art which is priceless and adds up to the beauty which is remarkable.These artworks are so beautiful and carries a theme & defines itself.
There are several kids attraction which can also be enjoyed by adults and the family together can have a gala time.Right from the aquarium to the zoo, and museums to ice-skating everything is situated and available in this city where there is no bounds of happiness,thriller and enjoyment.One of the biggest attraction is
IMAX Melbourne Museum:-
The screen at IMAX Museum is a massive seven storeys high, measuring 32 meters wide and 23 meters high ( Info from Wiki). The theatre was purposely built to house the revolutionary projection system and the world’s best digital surround sound that make an IMAX screening the most immersive movie experience in the world you have ever seen.Screening 3D Screening documentaries to blockbuster movies and is world’s third-largest screen, IMAX Melbourne Museum is the ultimate cinematic experience for cinema lovers. THIS IS SOMETHING WHICH CANNOT BE MISSED…!
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Australia is one of the leading nations when it comes to sports. They are almost on top of the world in all the sports be it cricket or hockey or any atheletic sport. My favourite destination in Melbourne is to visit Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the stadium is one of the largest and of the most historic stadium in cricketing world.Who wouldn’t love to hold a glass of beer and watch Shane Warne bowl in the overcast conditions of an Ashes Test but unfortunately he has retired however the sport continues and visiting the stadium is on my toplist.
Melbourne Offers everything a metropolitan city offers from culture,sport,cinema to food and night life.The Queen Victoria Market is one of the attraction where every tourist or a visitor needs to visit and explore into it.
One of the most relaxing thing in a journey is a looongg drive across the sea where we can feel peace and the drive drives our mood.A drive alongside sea is the best medicine for a sad individual and the Great Ocean Road welcomes you with open arms.Everyone enjoys this drive and is remembered forever.
A day is completed with the stroke on sunset and it can be experienced at a beach.Melbourne has numerous beaches and touching your feet on the sand and walking with your partner in arms is such romantic feeling which is hard to explain in words. Sitting on the sand with cold breeze hitting your head & hairs while looking at the sun setting down makes a complete picture.
Finally the evening arrives and the city has many hotels and roadside food vendors who offer delicious food and desserts but one of the unique feature of these hotels are the rooftops bars.Aye..that’s what I will be looking forward to in the evening when I will visit the city,The rooftop bars are absoulete beauty and the view of skyscrapers and the panoramic view of the city looks magnificent.I can’t wait any longer now !!!!
Melbourne I am Coming Soon….I can’t wait now !!!
“Aussie…Aussie…Aussies…Oye Oye Oye”
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