Al’s Photography #1 – Spring upon Bendigo
Spring has started and much needed rainful has fallen, flowers are blooming, the grass is green… all i need is the right amount of blue & white in the sky! Not surprisingly with out recent weather, its been difficult to find the right weather conditions to take photos – a lot of gloomy wintry days and rain. Not particular a fan of getting wet in the rain and cold.
Anyways, here’s a few photos from around Bendigo, enjoy~!
A compass of Bendigo landmarks atop the Poppet head lookout tower in Rosalind Park, with panoramic views of the entire Bendigo city. Too bad the top platform was encircled by the darn safety fence!!!
Bendigo has quite a remarkable citiscape, exemplifying much historic architecture predominantly built in Victorian colonial style. The new Bendigo Bank (see below) whilst it is a great piece of modern artwork that would probably sit quite well in Melbourne’s already ‘evolving’ citiscape, but to local residents disbelief it seems rather like a fish out of water.
Chancery lane, like one of the many Melbourne-like alley-ways, is decorated with beautiful murals (not at all tainted by graffiti).
Sacred Heart Cathedral – one Australia’s largest, and second tallest after St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne. By day it shines of grandeur, by night it gives off a haunted-castle tingling sensation.
Within the Cathedral – somehow gives me a “Da Vinci Code” feel.
Spring in full swing~!!
Bendigo Bank against a back-drop of looming rain clouds.
Famous Alexandra fountain at the centre of the cities major intersection. Interestingly, it was erected in 1881 using over 20 tonnes of Harcourt granite, decorated by dolphins, unicorns, nymphs and allegorical figures.