My Melbourne weekend

Saturday, I and hubby decided to go to the city just because…

We started off at about 4 pm and saw this magnificent autumn colours and the weekend sky.

Inspired by Hammad’s Weekend Sky Challenge

I wanted to go and see the Temple of Boom at the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria). We got there before 5 pm but the guards were very strict and 20 minutes before closing time, they wouldn’t allow us to go in anymore. We were just able to see it from the glass window. Sad…

The Temple of Boom was done in the likeness of The Parthenon and was painted with overlapping large-scale artworks by Melbourne-based artists. So maybe next time…we will go back to this.

I don’t usually stroll around at night but this weekend I luckily did. Some more buildings and structures taken at night time for Anne’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Buildings and Other Structures

The Federation Square or Fed Square as we all call it for short is now a 20 year old Building that looks very modern. At first there were debates on whether people like how it looks like or not. But it is now an iconic structure…a popular meeting area…a square to showcase art installations etc.

Inside Fed Sq structure with a featured exhibit.

The Art Centre turns different colours in sequence and on the foreground is the purple back exit of fed square.

The Cloud Canopy is a free standing canopy structure within the Federation Square.

This is a digital facade which showcases and advertises whatever is on in Melbourne, and this faces the middle of the square.

Just opposite Fed Square is another iconic structure… the Flinders Street Train Station. This is Melbourne’s most historic train station and a major transportation hub which was built in 1854.

This is the present night time colour of the station. The facade lighting responds to the many social and cultural events held in the city.


  1. JohnRH says:

    Excellent. Great color, clarity, and sharpness. What camera do you use?

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks John. I am just using my iphone, glad you liked it.

  2. restlessjo says:

    Wow! What a city! Glad you had a good time, Teresa. I’m at a crazy Roman festival up in the Alentejo. Never a dull moment 😊💗

    1. Teresa says:

      Yay, I am happy for you. I believe I will be seeing this in one of your posts. Enjoy!

      1. restlessjo says:

        Eventually 🤣💜

  3. chava61 says:

    Lovely night photos from my favorite city “Down Under”!

    1. Teresa says:

      Happy that you love it here. Thanks Chava ❤️

  4. Tina Schell says:

    If as they say timing is everything Teresa, you surely hit the mark this week for the buildings challenge! Loved your response – have never seen such a colorful array of buildings!! Great choices.

    1. Teresa says:

      I was kinda surprised to see all of these as well. Thanks Tina.

  5. Anne Sandler says:

    Wow Teresa, I knew I didn’t have enough time in Melbourne. It is a fantastic city. Your wonderful, colorful images brought back recent memories. I’m so glad the timing was right for you.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Anne. You can come back again one day.

  6. Toonsarah says:

    How colourful Melbourne looks at night! And that Temple of Boom sounds fascinating – I look forward to hearing more when you get the chance to go inside.

    1. Teresa says:

      Of course … would love to share it when the time comes.

  7. Great photos of the sights!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Rebecca! Glad you liked them. ❤️

  8. Lovely photos. Melbourne is gifted as far as iconic buildings go. I guess I should keep enough time when I visit

    1. Teresa says:

      I hope you can come and visit!

  9. Wind Kisses says:

    Thank goodness you decided to stroll around at night for a change. The colors and buildings are stunning. The Temple of Boom is truly fascinating. The color, the likeness to the Parthenon and vision of Melbourne artists gifts you one-of-a-kind art. Very nice.

    1. Teresa says:

      Glad you liked it Donna. Though it was freezing and windy that night I was happy that I went out.

  10. Amy says:

    Beautiful night photos of these architure! Thanks for taking us there, Teresa.

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure, Amy! Happy to take you to my home city.

  11. Leya says:

    I knew Melbourne was a beauty, but I didn’t know it could be that colourful! Excellent photos, colours and nightphoto.

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh yes, sometimes it can be. Thanks a lot A-C.

  12. Hammad Rais says:

    The sky photos are lovely but the rest of the city’s tour, featuring such amazing sights, is certainly a delight.
    Thank you very much for sharing this with my challenge 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Hammad. Glad you liked my walk in the city.

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