Melbourne’s Docklands – part 1

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The Polly Woodside is an old ship that is open to the public near the Docklands. It seems that every primary school kid will visit on a school excursion at some stage. It’s a favourite attraction amongst Melbournians.

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Seafarers Bridge – Built in 2009, it is the newest bridge crossing the Yarra and crosses from the Convention Centre to the Docklands. I like the shapes of arches on this bridge. It has helped open up this part of the Docklands in what was just unused wharves up until around ten years ago.

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Up until 10-15 years ago the Docklands area was just wasteland. There were old wharves and warehouses sitting empty. Similarly to Londan and Sydney, the area is being revitalised and becoming a popular area to work, rest and play. Some say there is no sense of community but you can see the attempts to make it a community with the parks and gardens, restaurants and cafes that are popping up everywehere. Some companies are making their head offices in the area as well.

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