Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Melbourne Central

A short while ago I had to go into the centre of Melbourne for a work meeting.  I paused for a coffee in Melbourne Central, a shopping centre with a preserved 'shot tower' at its heart!.

This tower used to produce lead shot.  The tower was preserved under a conical glass roof in 1981 when the shopping centre was built.  Its not a sight you see in many shopping centres!


You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

WOW!! What an awesome capture, Stewart!! Wonderful way to start my day!! Hope your new week is off to a great start as well!! Enjoy!!

thewovenspoke said...

That is a neat way to preserve a part of history, thanks for sharing the awesome shot.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart, what a neat tower. I like the glass roof. Great photo.. have a happy new week!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic shot. Glad you looked up whie having coffee!

Minkamo said...

This is a great shot, Stewart. When I was in Melbourne in 1999 I really liked this way to preserve the history. One of my favourite places in Melbourne - the library, however, is a spectacular place, too. :-D

Linda W. said...

Wow that is a cool view! Love your perspective of this shot.

Pallavi Puri said...

Woah .. That is certainly something you don't see in the newer shopping malls ! Love the natural light filtering through . Great capture !

TexWisGirl said...

very neat!

ladyfi said...

Wow - amazing and gorgeous shot.

Adam Jones said...

That looks very neat.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

That's unique. ;)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

makes a great picture. Glad they saved this bit of history.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

We didn't spend enough time in Melbourne last month!!!

Mary Hone said...

That's a great image from that view.

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent shot! So creative!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Stunning perspective!

Amy Franks said...

wow what awesome arrchitecture!

NC Sue said...

VERY cool!
I hope you'll come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/at-keyboard.html

Liz said...

You got there!! it's a great spot and the history museum is very interesting!

Cynthia said...

That's a great photo. I have never see something like that enclosed and preserved in a shopping mall. Great idea.