Virtual Tour 4: Melbourne

I have done a number of rides in Melbourne. These are some of the sights from those rides.

The Melbourne City Baths first opened in 1860, with swimming pools and bathing facilities. It continues to provide health and fitness services to the community. It has the largest swimming pool in the Central Business District, as well as a gym and a fitness studio.

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is in Federation Square.

RMIT University was founded in 1887. The main campus is in the city centre.

Ned Kelly was an Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted police murderer. He is best known for wearing a suit of bulletproof armour during his final shootout with the police. He was held in the Old Melbourne Gaol prior to his execution in 1880.

The State Library Victoria was established in 1864 as the Melbourne Public Library, making it Australia’s oldest public library.

Flagstaff Gardens is Melbourne’s oldest park, first established in 1862.

The wrought-iron balcony became one of the major features of Australian residential architecture from the mid-19th century.

I also did some rides along the Port Philip Bay beaches.

This is St. Kilda pier.

Breakfast was at The Brown Cow in Hampton.

Beach views on the way back to Melbourne Central.

10 response to "Virtual Tour 4: Melbourne"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: May 22, 2020

    Thanks for the ride around Melbourne! Nice architecture there, I had no idea.

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: May 22, 2020

      Thank you Suzanne. I like Melbourne a lot. It has quite a mix of architecture. Classical to very modern.

  2. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: May 22, 2020

    Was planning on being in Melbourne in April but Covid19 wrecked that.

    Nice ride

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: May 22, 2020

      Thank you. I got to Melbourne in the middle of February. Just before the world changed. I didn’t have a bike with me at that time though.

      Will you get to Melbourne once you can travel again? I assume it will be a domestic flight for you?

      • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: May 23, 2020

        Planning on going back soon. My airline company went broke so might have to drive .I’m checking out some Ned Kelly history.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 22, 2020

    Nice tour! Thanks!

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: May 25, 2020

    Ahhh…. We lived in Sydney for a couple years, and I’ve spent a fair bit of time in Melbourne since moving to a regional area a few hours from there. Melbourne has crap weather, but is otherwise so much better than Sydney in vibe, friendliness, sports, arts and getting around by bike. I sure hope the vibe and atmosphere rebound after all the virus stuff subsides – we’ve gone to so many interesting exhibitions and live shows down there.

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: May 25, 2020

      I like Melbourne a lot. One of my sons lives there so I have ample reason to visit as often as I can. Though who knows how long it will be before I can visit him there again.

  5. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: May 30, 2020

    I have worked in Melbourne and visited for periods of time after moving from Sydney to Tasmania. At first I found it cheerless and non-inviting but gradually Melbourne and it’s surrounds won me over. I was looking forward to renewing the relationship in March but covid stopped that ride.

    I have taken several cycling trips using the terrific shared paths and cycle paths that are there to be ridden. I enjoy cycling past industrial scenery or alongside freeways and railways as its so different to pastoral Tasmania.

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: May 31, 2020

      Hi Tony. I enjoy visiting Melbourne. I put one son through six years at RMIT so I was there a lot, checking to see if my money was being spent wisely hahaha..

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