Docklands
       
     
Bird's Egg
       
     
Southern Cross
       
     
Seafarer's Bridge
       
     
Docklands at Dawn
       
     
The Boatbuilders Yard
       
     
Hong Kong Island
       
     
Docklands
       
     
Docklands

On display at the Maitland International Salon of Photography 2017

South Wharf in Melbourne's Docklands district is a work in progress. It may be sterile, but at night it can be starkly beautiful.

Bird's Egg
       
     
Bird's Egg

The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing is a symbol of China's ambitions and its pride.

Southern Cross
       
     
Southern Cross

Melbourne's new and already iconic central train station, with the wave roof that will come to symbolise Melbourne in the decades to come.

Seafarer's Bridge
       
     
Seafarer's Bridge

Connecting South Wharf and the Docklands Precinct, this bridge is a  homage to the Mission to Seafarer's Centre on the north shore of the Yarra. 

Docklands at Dawn
       
     
Docklands at Dawn

A view from South Wharf across to the new developments in the Docklands. During the day, it's monolithic and pretty uninspiring (we could take a lesson or two from some of the more adventurous residential developments of the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels), but at night or in the blue hour it sparkles and glows...

The Boatbuilders Yard
       
     
The Boatbuilders Yard

The Boatbuilders Yard is a great little bar in a great part of Melbourne. The waterfront in South Wharf is quiet this early in the morning on a weekday, but positively buzzes from about midday onwards. I love the wooden boardwalk and the tin sheds that are give nods to the area's history as a significant ship dock. The Polly Woodside is birthed here (if you've seen The Pirate Movie, you've seen this ship) and The Mission to Seamen is only just a little further downriver. A perfect place to visit, grab a bite to eat and toss back a cold one. 

Hong Kong Island
       
     
Hong Kong Island

Viewed from Victoria Peak, with the harbour and Kowloon in the distance.