Visitors to Melbourne are rarely disappointed. Set astride the quiet waters of the Yarra River and at the apex of Port Phillip Bay, the city is a successful blend of the old and new. Gleaming tall glass and steel structures mix with the remnants of fine nineteenth-century bluestone buildings. Wide, well-planned roadways radiate from the city centre with its European-inspired, tree-lined boulevards. The neat, distinctive suburbs are home to over three million people. With ample parks and gardens to provide respite from the busy streets, Melbourne is a metropolis of world standard. It is little wonder that the city was recently proclaimed the "world's most livable city".
Steve Parish spent his early childhood years in Melbourne and can well remember gazing out towards Port Phillip Bay and dreaming about the wonders of the sea. In fact, the city is surrounded by a diversity of natural attractions. And the people are always friendly whether at a football match or the theatre - perhaps it is the cosmopolitan mix of people who inhabit the place which ensures a vitality in all aspects of life.
After years of nature photography, Steve is pleased to present this magnificent volume on the sights of Melbourne, Australia's "most livable city."