Posts Tagged ‘Geelong’

Federal Woollen Mills Geelong

Federal Woollen Mill Geelong

Federal Woollen Mills Geelong ​ The former Federal Woollen Mills Geelong were constructed in 1912 to service the booming wool industry. Set on a 5.4 Ha site that was donated to the Commonwealth by the Geelong Harbour Trust, the Mills closed in the 1970s and are now the site of an art and design precinct…

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In the Woods – You Yangs Forest Park

In the Woods - You Yangs Forest Park

In the Woods – You Yangs Forest Park ​ Found a very picturesque small clump of trees in my afternoon excursion into the You Yangs Forest Park today – this was in my opinion the best shot of what turned out to be ten excellent photos of the ten I shot. Photographed with: Olympus Pen…

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A boatload of boats – across Corio Bay Geelong

Boatloads of Boats - Corio Bay Geelong

A boatload of boats – across Corio Bay Geelong ​ This view across Corio Bay Geelong from Western Beach, shows the shipyards of the Western Beach Boat Club in the foreground and many boats moored in the bay, with the You Yangs on the horizon, all below heavy storm clouds in the sky. Photographed with:…

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Light Tower at Simonds Stadium Geelong

Light Tower at Simonds Stadium

Light Tower at Simonds Stadium Geelong ​ This light tower at Simonds Stadium Geelong, is one of four erected in 2013. These are seriously large structures and I was only able to capture the entire tower using a very wide lens (18mm equivalent at 35 mm). Simonds Stadium (Kardinia Park) is the home of football…

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Giant Sky Wheel at Eastern Beach Geelong

Giant Sky Wheel, Eastern Beach Geelong

Giant Sky Wheel at Eastern Beach Geelong ​ For the past several summers, Eastern Beach Geelong has been host to the largest traveling Ferris Wheel in the Southern Hemisphere. It operates throughout the summer months and has been very popular with visitors to Eastern Beach, although less so with residents, who find the evening light…

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The Old Customs House Geelong

old customs house geelong

The Old Customs House Geelong ​ The old Customs House Geelong is a Georgian style building with a Tuscan portico, that was built in 1855-1856. It was constructed with locally quarried basalt rubble and clad in sandstone ashlar. The three story building was built to serve the needs of the colonial administration during the peak…

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Farmhouse Ruins

Farmhouse Ruins - You Yangs

Farmhouse Ruins ​ The remains of an old stone farmhouse, probably destroyed by bushfires many years ago, sit on Branch Road by the You Yangs regional park. The majestic gum tree in its “back yard” frames the scene and the late afternoon August sun light the wall of the farmhouse ruins with a warm glow.…

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Melbourne City Skyline

Melbourne City Skyline

Melbourne City Skyline ​ After several hours of rainfall, the rain just cleared for a little while as I passed the Botanic Gardens in Melbourne and was able to get this picture of the Melbourne city skyline at night from Morell Bridge. ​ The light in the clear but damp air was amazing and the…

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You Yangs Floral Display

You Yangs Floral Display

You Yangs Floral Display ​ Every year in September this patch of grass on the side of the road by the You Yangs turns into a “sea” of colour – flowers only open in sunlight and are out for about 2-3 weeks. A stunning You Yangs floral display. I finally have my ultra-wide angle lens,…

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The Fountain

The Fountain ​ This water fountain in the Parliament Gardens in Melbourne, formed an interesting “window” to some of the city high rise buildings in this photograph. The fountain was completely in the shade of another high rise and as such there was little conflicting reflections to battle. The buildings in the background were bathed…

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