Saturday, June 05, 2010

285 meters (935 feet) above Melbourne

Originally uploaded by martin_kalfatovic
Here's a view of Melbourne from the Eureka Tower Skydeck 88; the highest point in the Southern Hemisphere with an observation deck in an actual building that isn't a tower or some sort and ... well, believe it or not, there are all kinds of ways of measuring tall things and controversies over how it's done. In any case it was, without a doubt, the highest place I've ever been in the Southern Hemisphere!

I got there just before the rain clouds rolled in and created a whiteout around most of the viewing area. I skipped "The Edge" (a glass box hanging out over the side of the building), having done that at the Sears Tower (now called Willis Tower)

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