The New Brighton Pier was originally built in 1894 before being demolished in 1967. A combined effort between the city council and public donations saw the re-building of the pier and the new one was opened in 1987. The pier is situated in the coastal suburb of New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand.
In my previous post, Jetties and Piers, I featured the Point Lonsdale Pier. Below are a couple more images I took of this pier.
The Colac Railway Station was built in 1877 as a temporary building. It is still being used today.
With so many rivers, lakes and waterways (not to mention such a vast shoreline) there is certainly no shortage of jetties and piers to photograph. Some are steeped in history, still standing from our colonial days. These are usually made of timber; while those that have been rebuilt are usually made of concrete.
This historic building is the Anglican Church of St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist situated in Colac, Victoria, Australia. Built by Humphrey Hearne, the foundation stones were laid in 1889 and the the church was completed in 1891.
North Melbourne is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with a population of almost 10,000 people. Many of its historic buildings were constructed in the mid-1800s.
North Melbourne is a dynamic suburb, its residents being of a strong migrant mix. It also has a lot of historic buildings dating from the nineteenth century. It is an ideal place for a photo-walk.
Eastern Beach is situated on the shores of Corio Bay, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
In summer it is a very popular swimming spot. There would barely be a place on the shore to set a blanket down for a picnic. The pool would be filled with young and old seeking relief from the burning summer sun.
Today, a cold but pleasant winter’s day, the beach was almost deserted – plenty of space.
Every weekend, thousands of people head to the Queen Victoria Market (or Vic Market, as it is usually called) to get their fresh veggies and any other bargain that’s available. The market is an institution in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Recently I wandered around the market fighting my way through the crowds with my camera in hand.
In one of the sheds I found the perfect subject:
Lake Colac is the largest freshwater lake in Victoria, Australia.
It has a surface area of 1820 hectares, with a circumference of 33 kilometres. Its average depth is about 2.5 metres. It attracts large numbers of birds such as Black Swans, ducks, egrets and native hens. There are also large colonies of pelicans.
About two years ago, as the result of a decade of drought, the lake completely dried up. The last couple of winters have seen average rain and the lake is on the way to filling up again. I often walk along the southern bank with my camera; it is a place of inspiration.