Today I decided to take a walk along the Yarra. The sun was out, and the weather was fantastic. It certainly didn’t feel the barely double figures it really was.
The Yarra River runs just off to the side of Melbourne’s city centre. It is commonly referred to as being an upside down river, due to its colour. It is a working river, with the occasional tourist boat and rowing boats.
Melbourne is well known for its artistic flair, as well as celebrating cultural diversity. This can be seen in this sculpture, located along side the river.
Just off the Yarra River, is Melbourne’s sporting precinct. This includes Rod Laver Arena (where the Australian Open is held), and the MCG – the Melbourne Cricket Ground (often referred to as the ‘G). The MCG was the main stadium for the 1956 Olympic Games. However, it’s more commonly known for hosting sports such as, of course, cricket, and Australian Rules Football (AFL).
Finally, I took a walk around the perimeter of the MCG. This is where you will find statues of famous cricketers, Aussie Rules footballers, and other famous Australian sports men and women.
The MCG also houses the National Sports Museum, which I hope to visit at the end of this week.