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Our 5 favourite Melbourne sights to see from above.
Established on the 30th of August 1835, our favourite city had its 180th Birthday in 2015!
Here at the Skydeck, we like to think of ourselves as Melbourne’s ‘eye in the sky’ and to celebrate 180 years here are our 5 favourite Melbourne sights to see from above!
1. Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street is the busiest railway station in Southern Hemisphere. Some believe that the designs for the Mumbai Railway Station and the Flinders Street Station were mixed up, others that the design was selected through a worldwide competition. Whichever it is, we think it’s a beautiful sight!
2. Yarra River/ Birrarung Marr
As the story goes, John Wedge (who accompanied John Batman to Melbourne in 1835) asked the local Wurundjeri people who originally inhabited the area what they called the river. They replied ‘Yarro Yarro’, meaning ‘it flows’, he misheard this so we have the Yarra River. But the local Wurundjeri people actually called it ‘Birrarung’ which means ‘river of mists’ in the Woiwurrung language, Birrarung Marr Park is now located on the Yarra River’s north bank.
3. Shrine of Remembrance
The Shrine of Remembrance was built for community members to grieve the lives lost in the First World War (1914-1918). Its beautiful design was selected by competition among Australian artists and architects. Eighty-three designs were submitted and the winning design was by two Melbourne returned-soldier architects, Philip Hudson and James Wardrop.
4. Melbourne Cricket Ground
The MCG or the ‘G’ as many of us call it opened 1854 and has to be one of our very favourite Melbourne sights to see from the sky! It has been the home of Australian football since 1859 and was the birthplace of Test cricket in 1877.
5. Fed Square
Federation Square’s history might be short; but it’s the site upon which the Kulin confederacy of Aboriginal people lived for thousands of years. Fed Square is made up of a series of interlocking spaces with buildings that open at all angles into the city, a design that makes it great to see from above.
Let’s celebrate this great city we live in! Visit Eureka Skydeck to see these beautiful sights from above.
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