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Once Upon a Time in Melbourne

By 4pm I’d had a distinctly dull and unproductive day, which made it easy for the slowly sinking sun to tempt me to catch a train into the city with my camera to see what I could see.

The following pics were taken over a period of an hour and a half this evening, between 6.00 and 7.30pm. Wait, make that 5.00 and 6.30pm – my camera just can’t face the fact that summer and daylight savings finished long ago.

Anyway, I’ve gotta say that I’ve learned to love Melbourne’s architecture a lot more since I started getting out there and shooting it!

I stepped out of the train station to be greeted by some bold primary colours reflected in The Age’s headquarters (Media House)…

there were plenty of golds as well.

A few metres further along, the lines and shadows caught my eye (this one’s straight out of the camera).

Sometimes-seedy King Street offered this view…

on the way to the banks of the Yarra, where Crown throws up all kinds of cool shapes and colours (plus a bird or two or three).

Beam me up.

Time to chill, if you can handle the colour scheme.

There may have been some extraterrestrial input into the design of Crown… just sayin’.

City submerged

This one kinda resembles a big whale with its bulk, blues and bows.

I can’t resist a bit of reflective bling.

I knew something reminded me to check out Batman on TV tonight…

Further evidence of alien architectural input.

Tripping the light fantastic.

This is Melburn.

She refused to acknowledge his gaze too.

I think I’m on the right planet…?

There’s nothing quite like subtle lighting.


Oooh look, more pretty colours. The dalek thingy likes them too.

Hamer Hall has turned the lights on inside again.

My thanks to the dude with the skateboard who let me know I was going to die if I lingered in the middle of the road too long.

Life on the banks. I think the bald guy’s onto me.

Well that filled in a bit of time, and it wasn’t even a cold evening – Winter in Melbourne is a strange season, but tonight wasn’t half bad.


  • Poverty
    Povertyabout 2 years ago

    Wow !. You’ve made my day Georgie. Just like sending me my favourite sweets ( or whisky ), a real treat for which I sincerely thank you. I just love your images especially of the various architecture which you already know I am fascinated by. Your time was very well spent but I do envy you Melbourne which appears to be a fascinating city. Wonderful. Cheers. Tony.

  • Oh Tony you’re so fast! Thanks a million for your lovely comments. Yep Melbourne is a great city and I love wandering around in her, but I reckon most cities have something to offer if you’re there when the conditions are decent.

    – Georgie Hart

  • JanT
    JanTabout 2 years ago

    Fascinating and well-caught glimpses annotated with your creative mind, G. Worth viewing and reading multiple times. Beautiful work!

  • I’m so glad you think so Jan! I know I’ve been in multiple times in efforts to get the notes to make sense.

    – Georgie Hart

  • JanT
    JanTabout 2 years ago

    Yes, definitely worth a third view. More beauty and shapes. Some scenes and shots confound me.

  • Very kind of you to say so Jan. Some of the designs in here confound me too!

    – Georgie Hart

  • geof
    geofabout 2 years ago

    terrific work, G – I especially like the sometimes seedy King street shot (potentially evil looking place) and Life on the Banks. You’re a hard working photographer.

  • delighted to know which ones particularly struck you Geof, thanks heaps!

    – Georgie Hart

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekabout 2 years ago

    A wonderful set of images Georgie … a great idea and I love how the night is falling with each shot ~ or at least so it seems to me … I felt like I was walking beside you!

  • I’m so glad you came away with that impression Susie as I posted these in the order they were taken as night closed in around me, just as you say :)

    – Georgie Hart

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic work Georgie! Excellent night captures! Makes me want to visit Melbourne again!!

  • That’s a big compliment Gerry, stoked to hear it – thank you!

    – Georgie Hart

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 2 years ago

    What a great collection for a memorable evening.

  • Thanks very much Fred, I think it will prove to be a memorable evening!

    – Georgie Hart

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful works Georgie

  • Lovely of you to say so Joy, thank you :D

    – Georgie Hart

  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiabout 2 years ago

    Oh Georgie, what an evening you had! “but tonight wasn’t half bad” ALL GOOD I reckon ;-)
    You turned a dull day into a glorious evening, by directing your unique poetic eye onto our lovely city. You always find things we walk straight passed. What a great collection. Love them all :-)

  • You are too kind Sir – I suspect there are very few scenes in here that you would have walked straight past! The weather was certainly kind to me too, these past few days of winter have been pretty mild eh.

    – Georgie Hart

  • Karen E Camilleri
    Karen E Camilleriabout 2 years ago

    Looks like you had a great night, Great eye Georgie, top shots !!!

  • I really did Karen, and was pleasantly surprised by how many shots actually looked the way I was hoping they would. Thanks heaps for taking a look!

    – Georgie Hart