Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Flinders Street Railway Station - Melbourne

Been past through this building many times, was attracted by its outlook when first time I saw it.. Yeah, the building that I talking about is - Flinders Street Railway Station. It’s stands at the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets Melbourne and is the oldest city station in Australia, built in 1854.

Flinders Street Station is the central railway station servicing Melbourne and is a city icon, and historical landmark with its large dome, unique color and beautiful, grand Baroque architecture. The bright colors and architectural lines contrast with the surrounding city buildings and developments.

This is one of the most photographed place in Melbourne hundreds of people are taking a photo of this grand edifice. The domes and clock tower give the building a dominant civic presence. At night time the building is well lighted and its strategic illumination ensures that the building continues to catch the eye.
The central railway station for Melbourne, is not only the hub of public transport for the city, but also an historic and cultural landmark
It is easily one of Melbourne’s number one icons with its stunning grand scale design and location
The steps under the station's famous domed clock tower has long been the most popular meeting place for Melbourneans coming into the city
Inside the building
Interior design of the station
The lunch that i had in a Thai restaurant. Price is AUD9, taste so so only.

18 comments:

幸福王子 said...

想问你,你是不是开航空公司的。
哈哈。每次飞来飞去

Chin Weng said...

Suddenly think off to go inside KL old railway station, wanna know how is inside looked like.

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

154 years old and still operating, they must have putting a lot effort to maintain this historical building. Such a lovely building indeed.

ian-ization said...

Wonderful building Structure. How's the rice taste btw??

lcfu said...

hahaha... i been there also, nice architecture...the sqaure opposite the station also nice ya, and the river... library...etc wow i just finished turkey travelouge, still got 26 more countries to update... australia is the 24th... when will i finish updated my world tour?

{SK} said...

bro, you always kena tipu by those not-appealing-and-not-tasty-at-all food lor.. kekekekeke!!!

sbanboy said...

Man I wish I can travel :)

Emo-Happiness said...

It is beautiful....

Pete said...

The station building is well preserved. I like the pictues. Is that Thai Belacan fried rice?

Danny said...

cost of the rice : AUD7 for the nice triangle plate + AUD 1 for the rice + AUD service charge = AUD9
haha

Calvin Soo KJ said...

id love to go there for a photography session. i think since the building is an art itself, eve a normal cam would take great shots.... :)

無比膏 Ooby said...

这次没有坟墓,你还是一样没有拍照啊...
说话不算话,够力~

滑翔翼 said...

亲爱的,你什么时候会飞日本?有东西要托你买呢~ 我的手机电池~~

Wois said...

you are not bad, can travel everywhere... the most important is u dont need to pay ur flight ticket, SO GOOD!

Chris said...

幸福王子: 是就好咯,那我就可以每天在家"叹世界",不用工作了。:p

Chin Weng: Oh.. good idea wo..

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E: Yeah, they do a lot of maintainance to keep it looks good.

Ian-ization: Rice ar, so so only. No second time, i think.

Lcfu: Wah, u being travel around the world oredi? So fast?

{SK}: Ya lor, cos i dunno how to cari makan lor.

Sbanboy: Of cos u can. :)

Emo-Happiness: Yeah.

Pete: No, it's a Thai Pinepple fried rice.

Danny: Haha.. good calculation..

Calvin Soo KJ: Yaeh, a lot of ppl taking photos there.

無比膏 Ooby: 我只是自己一个人出去,没人跟我拍照咧.

滑翔翼: 哦? 为什么要在日本买呢? 这里没得卖啊? 下个月没日本机. :(

Chris said...

Wois: Oh, hehe, yeah yeah, can save a lot of money. :p

Jason said...

Haiye, so envy you... in some aspect. :)

Chris said...

Jason: Oh.. no need envy la.. I juz do my work only. :)