AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Friday, February 10, 2012

Haiku Challenge #10 ~ Special Day

I usually only travel into the heart of Melbourne a couple of times a year.
On this day, for the first time, I saw the amazing architectural delight of Melbourne Central.
The old tower has been preserved and a huge skydome and stylish shopping complex have been built around it - all above Melbourne Central railway station.
The 9 storey tower is Coop's Shot Tower - built in 1888 - and now houses a museum.

Sweet discovery
Old tower lit with new style
Worlds smile together


The Noiseless Cuckooclock said...

fun perspective.

Grace said...

Nice shot and perspective of the world colliding ~

Terri / CloakedMonk said...

What an interesting perspective! In photo and words.

Asni said...

I like "old tower lit with new style" and the image is stunning.

Karen said...

Stunning photo!

Concerned, Confused but Learning said...

awesome pic and a very nice perspective

becca givens said...

I love traveling and discovering special gems of the area. Great shot!

Ramesh Sood said...

I too like "old tower lit with new style" and that's what it is all about in the world matters.. but then old has its own glint..

Chèvrefeuille said...

Great one Gemma, an old building now a modern shopping center. Wonderful picture too. Enjoy your shopping day :)

Maude Lynn said...

That's an amazing shot!

paulo guimaraes said...

Photo and haiku tell a wonderful story, right on!

Amber said...

A very sweet discovery! And an amazing click! Loved them! :)

Someone is Special said...

a special one Gemma.. and you pic too..

Someone is Special

Sallie ( said...

I can tell you are really enjoying this challenge! I love the photos (and the haikus)

Mark Windham said...

That is gorgeous, hope to make it there some day. Well said.



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