Melbourne 365: Day 353

The Melbourne Star is another recent addition to the Melbourne skyline. It started a few years ago but only operated for a couple of days before needing extensive re-engineering. Now it’s all fine, and offers unique views of the city and the somewhat more distant mountain ranges surrounding the city.

At night it lights up, and the colours dance and pulse across the steel beams like permanent fireworks. That’s quite a show, but I was interested in the way you can glimpse it, peering around corners and between buildings all around Docklands. There’s something of the Panopticon about it, in that while I can never be sure if there’s someone in each of those air-conditioned gondolas, I just assume that there is, catching these same glimpses of life between the steel and concrete…

(Sharon’s very evocative interpretation of the Melbourne Star is on her blog here.)


Melbourne 365: Day 353

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