Walking through Melbourne
• Walk on the Melbourne
Arrived in Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia. Most importantly, you need to know about Melbourne - it is much better than Sydney. I do not understand why people travel to Sydney, where there is Melbourne. In Sydney, besides the beaches there is nothing interesting, Melbourne is a real city with trams, full veloinfrastrukturoy and good architecture. In Sydney, vanity, money ... Melbourne spirituality, culture and hipsters. From Sydney to earn money, you can live in Melbourne. The only thing worse than the weather in Melbourne: the heat 40, the cold and the wind. Sydney and Melbourne - as Moscow and St. Petersburg. See for yourself ...
From Sydney to Melbourne, I flew on a plane. Take off .. Goodbye, Sydney!
Here Melbourne seemed an hour flight. As can be seen from the airplane is almost no difference. Low-rise residential buildings and skyscrapers downtown. So it would be any US city. But we are in Australia.
I flew Tigrinya airlines. Nicest discounter. Not only do they have all the striped, so another way to show the label terminals in the form of tiger tracks. In Melbourne, they have a separate terminal - metal hangar, where it is necessary to taxis and buses to go on foot. Be prepared for this.
In Melbourne, the city is not a train! Only taxis or buses. This is bad, because you can get caught in traffic and lose hours on the road. Dear Bus: shuttle to the city center costs $ 18 one way (30 in both directions).
A taxi to the center cost me $ 50. Be prepared that you still take over toll roads. Also in Australia debility system, where in addition to the basic price with you all the time want to take something extra. Do you want to pay the card? Surcharge on top 2-3%.
The buses arrive at the station. In Melbourne, unlike Sydney, a lot of good architecture. To her we shall return.
has a tram in Melbourne. And Melbourne tram network - the largest in the world!
In the center there is even a free circular route of the old trams for tourists. Very cool.
Returning to the comparison of Sydney and Melbourne to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Melbourne Sydney younger, and, like Peter, was formerly the capital. Funny coincidence.
Melbourne very organic and cozy town. You feel immediately at home.
The financial center of the city with skyscrapers, called CBD.
The narrow passages between skyscrapers chosen by street artists. Some of the walls are covered with multi-layered inscriptions and drawings.
Nothing interesting, I did not find, unfortunately. The search continues. They say there were several works of Banksy, but destroyed them.
Almost London Brick Lane. Melbourne by atmosphere in general is very European city.
Some lanes chosen by tourists.
in the parking prices.
In Melbourne cyclists have to wear a helmet.
The city has a full network of urban rentals, both in London, New York, Paris or Moscow.
Prices a little bite.
Cycling paths are not made very well. But in this case it is necessary to let the track along the sidewalk and parking move. This is not very secure.
Sometimes the track is generally aligned with the parking.
An interesting node near the tram intersection.
A good path around the waterfront.
Melbourne beautiful city. It is unclear why everyone knows Sydney, and many do not reach to Melbourne.