Nowadays, metropolises are almost the same. How did you experience the unique characteristics of Melbourne when you came to Melbourne? This article summarizes 8 unique features of Melbourne! Have you experienced it?
1. The ancient tram network
The Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, firmly believes that there is nothing "more Melbourne" than taking a tram along St Kilda Road to the Shine of Remembrance.
When other cities, including Brisbane and Adelaide, demolished their tram tracks in the 250s and XNUMXs and converted them into buses and motorways, Melbourne could provide XNUMX kilometers of tracks for its well-preserved track. Be proud of the tram network.
Professor Rob Adams said: "Whether you are on Acland Street in St Kilda, Smith Street in Fitzroy, or Errol Street in North Melbourne, people will feel as if they are living in a village. I think this allows Melbourne to preserve a series of relatively large-scale Small community."
2. Unsightly but beloved landmark
Melbourne columnist Danny Katz said that many of Melbourne's landscapes are "beautiful and ugly, just like a bulldog." Katz pointed out: "There is a beautiful Hoddle Bridge on Punt Road. On one side is the lingering Parisian landscape-the Yarra River flows slowly into the city; on the other side is Nylex's malt silo." In addition, near CityLink. The building called the "cheese bar" has also recently found an "rival"-the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. These grotesque landmarks welcome tourists and locals who enter the city from the airport with their unique appearance.
3. Streets full of graffiti
Lonely Planet lists Melbourne’s graffiti-filled laneways as one of its most popular tourist attractions. The city was once famous for its template designs, but many works were destroyed during the raid before the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Today, aerosol and mural art is king, and street art is encouraged in certain areas including Hosier Lane. Local street artist CDH said that Fitzroy's, Richmond's Otherambo Street and Brunswick East's Ann Street are also home to street art.
4. Narrow roadways
Professor Adams, the urban design director of Melbourne City Council, said that people once mistakenly believed that Melbourne's roadways were "miracle created." In fact, it is the product of the original Hoddle Grid subdivided to build new roads in the 19th century. For a long time, these paths connecting the city’s boulevards were prohibitive, because they were often filled with garbage and filled with the smell of urine. But today is not what it used to be. Luxury hotels now want to settle in these small alleys, and those who travel to Melbourne without a cup of coffee in a secluded alley will not be considered to have been to Melbourne.
5. Victorian architecture
Melbourne’s Victorian buildings are not always in prime locations. Although the "slum clearance" movement after World War II demolished slices of Victorian townhouses, many buildings still remain. Melbourne is one of the cities with the most Victorian buildings in the world. Michael Buxton, a planning professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), believes that the state government should issue regulations that prohibit the demolition of 19th-century buildings.
6. Hoddle Grid
In 1837, when Robert Hoddle established the pattern of Melbourne's CBD, Melbourne had only a mere 4000 people. However, this surveyor also foresaw the future of Melbourne, so he designed the urban area of ​​Melbourne with the hand of a big city, including the rare streets about 30 meters wide. Mayor Doyle always likes to say that the beauty of Sydney is bestowed by God, while the beauty of Melbourne is created by humans.
7. Living by the water
Melbourne's water conservancy assets are expected to become increasingly valuable in the coming decades. Even the frequently criticized Docklands has sold 70 apartments for more than 100 million yuan in the past year. Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy has great expectations. "Docklands will be the future of this city. Just like Times Square in New York, USA, going to the intersection of Collins and Bourke to greet the New Year countdown will become an important symbol for Australia to celebrate the arrival of the new year."
8. Beautiful park
Melbourne has more greenery than any city of similar size in the world. Among the most famous parks are: the huge Royal Park, the well-manicured and beautiful Carlton Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens and Flagstaff Gardens. However, Professor Adams worries that, compared with those fragmented small gardens, modern developers whose ultimate goal is to build skyscrapers have not added more green elements in their development process. "We gave up a lot of wealth, but did not receive the same return that would benefit the entire community."