Melbourne’s Docklands are something of a juxtaposition. People either love them, or hate them. No other suburb in Melbourne polarises opinion as much as this waterfront precinct. On the surface, this area had all the makings of Sydney’s Darling Harbour. The reality is a sterile glass and concrete precinct that is not everyone’s cup of tea. Now, don’t get me wrong… I don’t mind the Docklands at all. I can deal with its lack of culture and heritage, its clinical clean lines, its glass and concrete facades, and for what it’s worth, it’s appeal to the nouveau riche. With all that said, I just believe that it’s just a wee bit overpriced, as developers attempt to capitalise on hype to charge tomorrow’s prices today for the properties on offer. But hey! It’s a tough market out there in a dog-eat-dog industry. All that said, the Docklands remains one of my favourite places for early morning and early evening photography. It’s easy to get to by bike, and has plenty of areas where one can walk without being bothered. This is where the sterility of a suburb has appeal!
If you are planning on being here in July, plan to visit this precinct at 7 pm on a Friday evening for fireworks in July.