Sunday, 20 July 2008


We went into the city of Melbourne.

The boys wanted to go in the tallest building in Melbourne. So, off we went to the Eureka Tower. Up the lift, 88 floors to the Eureka Skydeck. The Eureka Tower is the tallest residential building in the world. It opened October 2006. The Skydeck lifts are the fastest lifts in the Southern Hemisphere (our ears popped more than once!) the lift travels more than 9 metres per second!

It is not the tallest building, but it has the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere

The glass on the top 10 floors is 24 carat gold plated. The observation floor is above the red line (at the bottom of the gold windows)

The bees are coated in 24 carat gold.
in front of the "G", (MCG, or Melbourne Cricket Ground)

In the front is the Victorian Arts Centre

Then there is "The Edge"
It is a glass cube which projects 3 metres out from the building, suspended 300 metres above the ground! You have to take off your shoes, and put on those surgical booties, go into the box, and it then moves out over the edge. We watched other peple do it, but decided that my vertigo (and me fear of heights), would make this impossible.

After the Skydeck, we wandered around town for awhile.

The Yarra River with Flinders Street Station behind

The Yarra River and South Bank

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