Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Tunnel

The Pound Bend Tunnel is a man-made tunnel to divert the Yarra River in the Warrandyte State Park area. It was originally dug in 1870 for diverting the Yarra River, such that alluvial gold in a 5 km long section of river bed could be mined. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

The State Library of Victoria

The State Library of Victoria is the central library of the state, located in Melbourne. The library holds over 2 million books and 16,000 serials, including the diaries of the city's founders, John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner, and the folios of Captain James Cook, and also houses the original armour of Ned Kelly.

The landmark Domed Reading Room opened in 1913. The octagonal space was designed to hold over a million books and up to 500 readers. It is 34.75 m in both diameter and height, and its oculus is nearly 5 m wide. The dome was the largest of its type in the world on completion.