Must see places in Melbourne

Here are my sketches of some of the iconic places in Melbourne.

Federation Square by Evelyn Yee

Most visitors will head to the Visitors Centre first, which is located at Federation Square (above) at the corner of Swanston and Flinders Street. Federation Square is hard to miss – it’s modern and unique, and occupies a big space at this busy intersection.

When in Federation Square do check out ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) and the Ian Potter Centre (NGV Australia), art gallery for Australian art. NGV international (international art) is another building located on St Kilda Road.

St Paul's Cathedral by Evelyn Yee
There is a lot to see around here. Across the road from Federation Square is the beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral (above), an Anglican cathedral.

Flinders Street Railway Station by Evelyn Yee

… and then there is Flinders Street Railway Station (yellow building above), which is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. It is a much photographed building. In the sketch above, you can also see Princes Bridge, which crosses over the Yarra River.

Princes Bridge over Yarra River by Evelyn Yee
Here is another view of the Princes Bridge over Yarra River (above).

Crown Promenade watercolour By Evelyn Yee

Not far away, across the river is a vibrant area known as Southbank. Take a walk; Southbank stretches along the bank of the river lined with restaurants and bar, and continues west towards Crown Casino (becomes Crown Promenade, above) and onwards. 

Shrine of Remembrance by Evelyn Yee

The Shrine of Remembrance (above) is a memorial for Australians who served in war. It is situated on St Kilda Road not far from the Melbourne CBD, and is easy to get to by tram. 

Royal Botanic Gardens by Evelyn Yee

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne is one of my personal favourite – there are 50,000 plants over 38 hectares. Lovely place to visit, to walk and to have a picnic. 

Centre Place Melbourne by Evelyn Yee

I love going to the laneways – they are usually busy with locals as well as visitors. The above is Centre Place, one of Melbourne’s laneways with retail shops and eateries.

Royal Exhibition Building by Evelyn Yee
The Royal Exhibition Building is grand : it is listed on the World Heritage List. It is really really beautiful. It is located in the Carlton Gardens.

Polly Woodside by Evelyn Yee

If you love boats, head to South Wharf for Polly Woodside (above). It was built in 1885 in Belfast and is now a permanent feature in this area. South Wharf offers bars, eateries and shopping.

Princess Theatre by Evelyn Yee
Melbourne has a few theatres, and I love Princess Theatre‘s facade. It dates back to 1886. 

Hope you enjoyed this post.

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