21.11.08

high up

so today is my last day in melbourne before i head back to dunedin. the fact i haven't been back home in dunedin in a VERY long time is itself a kinda big thing, but the fact that my VERY eventful melbourne trip draws to a close is another biggish thing.

i decided to end my down under experience with something both fun and more important low key!

a trip up a sky scrapper to have a look around the WHOLE city. now i have to say i'm more than a little bit excited by this prospect. i haven't done this since the calgary tower (which was before i had a blog or camera sadly)...


my destination was the eureka tower just across the river from downtown and the aquarium. the first thing that one notices about this building is the fact it is covered in GIANT bees!!!

my first thought, perhaps strangely (i blame my tiny brain), was this was where all the bees from new zealand's parliament building the beehive had gone!

now not that i'm really scared of bees, but seeing insects that big gave me a momentary startle!

once your inside there aren't really any more problems.

though this place has the fastest elevator i have ever been on! your ears and stomach feel really funny and almost sick (but in the most fun way you've ever been sick before) for the mere 20 seconds it takes to go up or down the 88 floors to the observation deck!

once your up in there its just cool as!

the views are amazing...

don't believe just check out these photos.

not only do i enjoy looking at the city from a new point of view, but it was fun to use my imagination.... now i know what melbounre would have looked like to my childhood hero godzilla!

that or a pterosaur cruising the sky above the town...


it was definitely a great waste of the afternoon.

looking back on the city i was kind of sad to be leaving it. at the same time due to the museum quest i hadn't really been back home in dunedin in a LONG time. i was sort of looking forward to going there. if even just for a little while...

in a few days i was going to have to use my hatching day present, a plane ticket back to canada. my first time back home in 2 years... i wasn't sure if i was really excited about that or dreading it...

2 comments:

Raptor Lewis said...

Cool photos. Cool view! Hope everything works out for you back home, Traum.

Dinorider d'Andoandor said...

impressive sight indeed