Thursday, October 15, 2009

SkyWatch ~ 53 Turbulent Melbourne skies

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The skies held magic as we spied Melbourne from
the main highway from Sydney.



Normally this country mouse is not too happy in a
city environment but Melbourne is a city dear to my
heart, after all we lived there for twenty years.



The city centre is almost unrecognizable from that
we left in 1971 but it is very alive and growing.
Heading along a 6 lane highway at 110kph shooting
was not perfect but the clouds certainly were.



Arrived at my sister's house we celebrated my
birthday and even the sky got in on the act by giving
us a glowing sunset.



Click on the Logo and join the meme or just enjoy the skies.

Thanks to Klaus and the skywatch team we see wonderful
skies every week.

62 comments:

  1. I love the way you 'framed' that gorgeous sunset.

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  2. Australia is a country I've never been to but your photos are outstanding!

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  3. Glorious pics of Melbourne! And Happy Birthday, as well, dear bloggy friend!! :D

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  4. Terrific skies, Arija! Especially the first one shows a lot of action coming!

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  5. Nice describtion, and wonderful pictures!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Robert

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  6. happy Birthday dear Arija.. and many more of course!!! even the sky is celebrating!!!

    ... and I am so glad to see water in the dams...

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  7. Beautiful shots.

    I know what you mean about going back to the city!

    Thank you for visiting My Muskoka !

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  8. Beautiful! We both did cities today, but yours is much larger. Nice skyline, and sunset.

    I know this is late, but Happy Birthday!

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  9. I especially like that last shot.It looks so well framed by the trees.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  10. Beautiful sky pictures ! and the sunset is absolutely gorgeous !

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  11. First of all, a very Happy Birthday, Arija! May you have many more! Love the shots of beautiful clouds over lovely Melbourne! And the framed sunset is perfect!!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

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  12. Great skies and captures!

    Have a nice week.

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  13. What a surprise to see city shots from you! Wonderful skies, and that second shot of ultra-modern Melbourne is great. Happy birthday, Arija.
    Janice.

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  14. Wow, those clouds look like they have something strong in mind...wind, rain?

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  15. Wonderful birthday sunset, Arija - Many happy returns of the day from here in the UK

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  16. those first two captures of the city and sky...love them!
    have a most wonderful weekend.

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  17. Very nice skies and clouds. You did well to get such nice photos from a speeding car!

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  18. Great captures of the cityscape, Arija. That sunset was saying "Happy Birthday" to you.

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  19. The last sky shot is very rich in colors and I love it. Have a great weekend arija.

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  20. Great skywatch pictures, thank you

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  21. These are wonderful shots but are in stark contrast to the country scenes of your home.
    The sunset is gorgeous!
    A belated Happy Birthday!!

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  22. Great skies and skylines, well done, love the colors too!!!

    Have a ncie SWF.

    eric, Holland

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  23. Congratulation on your birthday Arija! Hope you have a wonderful time!
    Great shots of a bit moody cloud - and a wonderful sunset!
    have a nice weekend!

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  24. Beautiful skylines! The last snap is stunning.

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  25. I guess the changes would be immense after such a long time away! But I agree that Melbourne is a glorious city. I return for a few days every January.

    Good series of dramatic suburban skies ...

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  26. Like you, I spend as little time in the city as possible but they do have there uses and beauty as these shots show.
    I hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration with many more to come.

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  27. I was like 'country mouse what are we doing in the city'.

    Happy birthday dear friend.

    xoxoxo

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  28. Beautiful! Must be a great city:)
    Have a nice weekend.

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  29. arija, I enlarged that last photo and so enjoyed the view! It is like looking through a portal at a magic land! Perhaps you should ride your magic horse up there for your birthday celebration!

    Happy birthday to you!

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  30. Great photos of the city and lovely sunset shot. Happy birthday to you : )

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  31. Arija: I must say I love that last photo the best of your neat skies.

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  32. Gorgeous pics! Very dramatic. You captured both the skies and the cityscape beautifully.

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  33. Great skies, you are very lucky if you can see this sky in town, thanks for sharing

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  34. ooh lovely skies! I love to paint skies as well as shoot them. These are intriguing.
    (I used to do this meme but it's hard to make time for all of them. I have a different photo post up, though and thank you for your visit last week.)

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  35. Beautifully powerful skies...love the sunset one too.


    Eaglesbrother

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  36. Wonderful skyline and moody skies. I love the sunset, the colors are awesome.

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  37. Those are wonderful cityscapes. That second one is my favorite. I enjoyed taking in the shapes and colors of the buildings.

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  38. Glowing sunsets are a pretty view but do like your photos of all the shine off the glass towers, impressive skies.

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  39. I watch on TV the fires in Oz today.

    Isn't it a bit too eartly?

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  40. The city is a nice place to visit but home is where your heart is. I love the way you framed the beautiful sunset, Arija.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  41. Beautiful photos. I really liked seeing Melbourne.

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  42. happy birthday! such beautiful clouds in a big city! and i like the sunset too!

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  43. Still beautiful!

    Dear Arija,

    I thank God. I wonder if there is a God sometimes and I remember those I love and loved. I remember you and I know rhere is a God.

    I love you!

    Thank you.

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  44. Wow wath a clouds, wath a sunset,
    wath a beautiful pictures ! ! !
    Great!
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  45. I wouldn't like too live in a big city too. But I love to see skylines, and these are great.
    Congratulations with your birthday and enjoy your weekend!

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  46. Arija sometimes you make me laugh my head off.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  47. har har har.....

    Love it.

    xoxoxo

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  48. Look at the beautiful skyline! One of my next world hop is Australia!

    Congratulations for your safe arrival and my belated birthday thoughts and wishes for you!

    Take care, my dear Arija.

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  49. Such dramatic skies! How beautiful!

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  50. Nice to see pictures from your world.

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  51. Those are stunning skies arija. Must say that I also like your header.

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  52. I have a new nymph. You may kow her!

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  53. I love those urban scenes and there is a happy ending too!

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  54. My dearest friend. I tried to contain you in a card but I know that it is impossible, so I just did my best. Tsup!

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  55. Ah, yes, a very nice Birthday sky! Happy Birthday Arija. Hope you are feeling better now!

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  56. Bank upon bank of rain-heavy clouds but the sky gave you a splendid birthday sunset.

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  57. Beautiful views of the city from closer and closer. The final one could be far out in the country, with its beautiful skies and beautiful, peaceful landscape.

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