08/03/2015 - 08/03/2015
St Kilda Beach
One of the most popular of the Port Phillip Bay beaches, St Kilda is a wide, sandy beach that is suitable for swimming and a host of other activities.
St Kilda Pier is a favourite for promenading and taking in excellent city skyline views and fabulous sunsets.
A ferry service operates to Williamstown and Southbank whilst, the marina has extensive boating facilities, including ramps.
There were plenty of kite surfers making the most of the off-shore breeze
When royal visitors came to Melbourne, everyday casual enjoyment of St Kilda Pier gave way to pomp and ceremony.
The first royal visitor were Duke and Duchess of York, they came to open Australia's first Federal Parliament are the Melbourne Exhibition Building in 1901.
When fire destroyed the St Kilda Pier Kiosk on 11th September 2003 it seemed that St Kilda had lost it's soul. the building was restored in 2005 using original drawings from 1904.
Queen Victoria Market
Melbourne's main fresh produce and general goods market has a strange history, occupying the site of the original Maelbouren General Cemetery, which was first used in 1837. In 1877, the idea of converting part of the original cemetery into a market place was considered a practival one, and at the time meant relocating only 3 graves.
However, the markets popularity grew and in 1917Parliament granted that 10,000 remains at the cemetery were razed.
The Palais Theatre is a former cinema, now functioning exclusively as a concert venue, located in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia. With a capacity of 2,896 people, it is the largest seated theatre in Australia.
The building, which retains many of its original features, is considered one of the finest examples of Art deco architecture in the country and is included on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Melbourne's Luna Park is a historic amusement park located on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria.
It opened on 13 December 1912 and has been operating almost continuously ever since.
A small, but exciting site for me in Melbourne...
although not as well looked after as mine.