01.03.2020 - 05.03.2020
We had a few days in Melbourne to go and see the Harry Potter stage show. So while there we thought we would tick off some of our big things.
Inside Melbourne Central is the Big Fob Watch. On the hour these figures come down from the bottom and it plays Waltzing Matilda.
There is also an old building that they have kept which sits inside.
We also went down and visited the Docklands. We saw the Marvel Stadium. These arts and sculptures were just outside the stadium.
Views from Docklands.
We particularly liked these purple apartments.
We also did the Docklands Art Trail.
This is called Edge of Your Seat. It is outside the Marvel Stadium.
This is Monument Park located on the NewQuay Promenade.
This is called Everlasting. It is in the Quays Atrium. It looks like a stream of soap bubbles from a bubble maker.
This is called Meeting 1.
This is called Silence. There are 13 sculptural elements.
This is called Sealight.
This Cow Up a Tree.
This is called Aqualung.
This is called Whitecaps.
This is Shadow Trees.
This is the Light House. There are towering lines of LEDs that are visible every evening.
This is called The River Runs Through It.
The Webb Bridge.
The Blowhole. As the wind blows the parts of the sculpture move.
The Reed Vessel.
This is called Continuum. There are characters and activities blended in together.
This is called Signature Work. I think it looks like a big bunny.
The M Pavillion. It is made of fibreglass and carbon fibre.
This is Supersonic. It spans 80 metres and weighs 56 tonnes. It consists of 100 separate pieces.
This would have to be one of the biggest eagles around Melbourne. It stands 23 metres tall. Unfortunately they are now building around it, so it has taken some of the appeal away from it.
This is called Civil Twilight End. Instead of a shiny large scale sculpture the artist decided to create a bell tower that tolls each day.
This is called Unfurling.
The Aurora. The open net like structure makes visual reference to a cargo net. In the early days, cargo nets were used to lift goods from the wharves in the Docklands.
We had a wander along Southbank.
At the other end of town is the Princess Theatre where we are going to see Harry Potter.
On our last day we wandered the streets of Melbourne looking at all the street art. Some of it was really good whilst other parts had unfortunately been graffitied over and parts were quite dirty. But it was well worth the wander and really colourful.