Are you planning for a break or holiday abroad and not able to decide where to go ? Well, It’s your time to visit Melbourne NOW!
But why am I recommending this place of all places on earth without even being there ever in my life? The facts answers the question itself.
Melbourne is often referred as the cultural city of Australia Or because of the fact that it was ranked as the World’s Most Livable City in the World’s Most Livable Cities rating by the Economist Group’s Intelligence Unit in 2011 and back again in 2012. It was also ranked in the top ten Global University Cities by RMIT’s Global University Cities Index (since 2006) and the top 20 Global Innovation Cities by the 2thinknow Global Innovation Agency (since 2007). The metropolis is also home to the world’s largest tram network. Melbourne also hosts the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) that runs for 17 days in winters each year. The size of the film festival is second only to Cannes and it is Australia’s most critically acclaimed film festival. Melbourne is proud to be home of the world’s tallest residential building, the Eureka Tower. The tower also offers the highest viewing platform in the southern hemisphere, the Skydeck88. As the name suggests, it is on the 88th floor of the building and provides an experience not offered anywhere else in the world. Popularly dubbed as the “Edge Experience”, you find yourself in a switchable glass cube that slides out from the building. Literally, visitors to the Eureka Skydeck look at the world from a different angle. For Arts lover, Melbourne based National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has a world class collection. It also has an Ian Potter centre which was the first public art museum dedicated to Australian art.
Art, Fashion, Films, Music, Food. All these words can be used to describe Melbourne and its vibe. It is home to numerous events that are famous around the world. Being home to a multicultural population, Melbourne offers cuisine from almost every part of the world. Greek, Italian, Asian, Turkish, be it any cuisine, Melbourne has top class restaurants and chefs for all. If you want to savor the delight of Melbourne’s ecstatic beauty to its extreme potential then you must stay for at least a week. You just have to be curious enough to venture off through the city, everything is worth looking at and every place is worth being to. It’s a panorama of amazing sights waiting to be snapped by your retinas!
Would you still deny to go there? I don’t think so. Of course I wouldn’t ever deny if I get a chance to ramble off to this magical and amazing city.
Here are a few snaps, I collected from Google, Flickr and Photobucket which shall make your eyes shine with longing, your heart to skip a beat and your tongue to roll down out of your mouth like a red carpet unfurling for movie stars to step on it. 😛
City Circle Tram
The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne.
The Regent Theatre
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia’s largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue.
National Gallery of Victoria
Opened in 1861, this is Australia’s oldest art gallery.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Enjoy a day walking through one of the best-landscaped gardens on Earth.
State Library of Victoria
St. Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral is a beautiful, historic building, situated in the centre of the City.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Experience the museum’s outstanding exhibits and collections on the environment, technology and many other areas.
Owner description: Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe inspiring view of Melbourne from the observation deck.
Melbourne Recital Centre
Visit Australia’s oldest zoo and discover more than 350 animal species in a variety of habitats.
Shrine of Remembrance
Done drooling all over these pictures? 😛 It’s beautiful isn’t it? 🙂
To describe Melbourne in three words, I would select a few as – Magical, marvellous melbourne – Cosmopolitan, Hospitable, Interesting – Pretty, Sporty, Passionate – World’s best city – Keeps getting better. 😉
Contest for my readers!
Answer the question “Which of these places would you want to visit in Melbourne and why?” in the comments below and the best answer will win a gift voucher. (Christmas present, yay!)
PS – Last date to comment for contest is 5th Jan, 2015.
^Song of the city: “Victoria’s Secrets” by Augie March & Song of the day: “We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year” by Enya. ^_^
^A very happy Christmas and New Year to all of you, have loads of fun, stay blessed and happy! 😀
^Resumed playing Dota-2 exactly after a year all over again, if you play too you’re welcome to add me, my Steam handle is ‘cruxrebels’ and IGN name is ‘La Rage Venom’.
^Until next time, Rage and Chaos 😉
Dear Readers and Contest Participants,
Each one of your comments were enthralling, trenchant and endearing. It clearly reflected that you have worked hard on your imaginations and crafted the best thoughts out of it. Believe me folks, it took me almost 3 days to declare the winner as I was having a tough time to choose a single comment since all the comments are top-notch. Alas, I can declare only one winner. So behold ladies and gentlemen for the winner of the contest.
*Drum rolls and trumpets blares*
It is Oindrila De. (Her website)
Congratulations Oindrila! Your comment reflected that you had read my post and answered the question and it’s “why?” quite appropriately. I’ll reach out to you if I require any details from you to send you the gift.
And yes, the gift is a 500 bucks shopping voucher. Enjoy! 😉