Monday, 13 February 2012


Melbourne Central is a large shopping centre, office, and public transport hub in the city of Melbourne, Australia. The complex includes the Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, which was refurbished in 2005 by architects Ashton Raggatt McDougall; the Melbourne Central railway station (a part of the City Loop underground railway and formerly called Museum); and the 211 m high office tower with its distinctive black colour and two communications masts. The centre features a gross leasable area of 55,100 m2. It is owned by GPT Group.

Contained underneath the shopping centre's massive glass cone sits the Coop's Shot Tower which was built on the site in 1888. After last being used in 1961, the tower was retained to become a focal-point of the centre, R.M. Williams and the Shot Tower Museum now take up the inside of it. The tower was also featured in the opening sequence of the 1997 Jackie Chan film "Mr. Nice Guy".

This post is part of the Mellow Yellow Monday meme.

Looking at Melbourne Central's Northern side along Latrobe Street. All of our taxis in Melbourne are a yellow colour.
A Melbourne W Class tram at the corner of Latrobe and Elizabeth St, with MElbourne Central behind it.
Interior of the main plaza inside Melbourne Central, under the Shot Tower.
The clock plays "Waltzing Matilda" on the hour and the bottom reveals the rotating figures and native birds
The Shot Tower and glass dome interior of Melbourne Central
Melbourne Central Glass Dome exterior


  1. That glass dome is amazing! Is there really a tower just under it? Fascinating!

  2. Beautiful photos. Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC

  3. The glass dome is an awesome sight! I took so many photos of the inside from so many angles, but capturing it on the outside was quite another matter! Very difficult with all the clutter of buildings around it! Great photos!

  4. i don't know what a shot tower is for, have to google that.:p the glass dome with a tower underneath is quite interesting. i like the facade of this building in the first photo.

  5. Love the yellow in the first pic, as well as the one on the left and right! As well as the Watch clock -must be cute to watch the hour strike:)

  6. Wow! Amazing structure and I love that big clock!

  7. Gorgeus!!

    Please come and see my yellow entry. Happy Valentine's Day!

  8. Looks like an interesting place to explore! Love it! Visiting via MYM. Late one.

    Adin B

  9. beautiful Melbourne :-) Visiting late from MYM, hope that you can return the visit too.

  10. Melbourne is the city, if you visit there once, you won't want to come back or want to revisit there. You can shop, eat, travel via yellow taxi and you can entertain yourself.


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