Thursday, July 26, 2012

Eureka Tower - Memorial to a Rebellion!

Hi V ... This is Eureka Tower at Southbank.  It is the tallest building in Melbourne reaching a height of 297.3 meters (975 ft).  You can see it clearly in the skyline in yesterday's post.  It was named after a civil rebellion in Victoria i.e The Eureka Stockade.  The rebellion occurred in Ballarat in 1854 in the midst of the Victorian Gold Rush.  Twenty two miners lost their lives and a monument to their memory lies in Ballarat cemetery. The gold square at the top of the building commemorates the gold rush and the red vertical stripe represents the blood spilt during the revolt. The blue glass cladding that covers the building and the white horizontal stripes signifies the stockade's flag.  The white lines also represent the markings on a surveyors measuring staff. Cheers J.

10 comments:

  1. How come these big buildings look so good when the sun shines and so drab when it's cloudy?

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  2. Interesting that such a modern structure commemorates events from over a century ago. Cool shot Joe!

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  3. So good to see Melbourne through your blog!

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  4. Interesting design..and beautiful skies.

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  5. Amazing building and a moving reason/rebellion to remember.

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  6. I love this building and its architect! To incorporate historical significance into its design was genius... thanks for telling the story!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  7. Somehow you just want to shout 'Eureka' when you see this building, it's pretty amazing and so much thought has gone into it. I like your perspective here Joe, the building heading up into that deep blue sky looks so good!

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  8. Nice upward movement in this one.

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