Melbourne under Covid-19 Lockdown

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An Ode to Melbourne, Australia

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Returning to AirVuz after a two year hiatus, former Drone Video Award Finalist RavenAir brings us this spectacular drone video from Melbourne, Australia as the great port city endured a lockdown to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in August and September of 2020.  The video features footage of some of the city's top sights, including the Melbourne Shrine, the Royal Exhibition building, the Melbourne Star Ferris wheel, Docklands Stadium, Melbourne Town Hall, West Gate Bridge, Prince's Pier, and more.  

Melbourne by Drone

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Melbourne

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You'll get a nice drone's eye view of Australia's second largest city in this video by contributor and pilot Jasonkmclean.  Host of the 1956 Summer Olympics, Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria, in Australia's  southeastern corner.  While it is Australia's #2 city, Melbourne was the country's largest city for many years, and remained Australia's primary business and financial center until fairly recently.  Even today, it is home to five of Australia's seven tallest buildings.

Melbourne's Skyscrapers

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Melbourne Aerial View: 2018

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Here's a spectacular aerial tour of Melbourne, the capital of Australia's state of Victoria and the country's second largest city.  It includes epic shots of the skyline of the city, which is home to five of the seven tallest buildings in Australia as of year-end 2018.  The list is led by Eureka Tower, a 91 floor residential structure that reaches a height of just under 300 meters (975 ft.).  Other notable Melbourne skyscrapers include Aurora Melbourne Central, 120 Collins Street, 101 Collins, and Prima Pearl.  

The World's Most Liveable City?

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Melbourne - The city of gardens, river and sports

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Famously, the city of Melbourne, Australia appeared in the #1 spot in the authoritative ranking of the World's Most Liveable Cities compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  To get an idea of why, check out this beautiful drone video of Australia's second-largest city, which lies at the mouth of the Yarra River and which is the capital of the southeastern state of Victoria.   The video features footage of some of the city's great parks, its state-of-the-art sports venues, and its stunning skyline.  

Early Morning Melbourne

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Early Morning Melbourne

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Melbourne is Australia's second largest city, the center of a metropolitan area of about 5 million.  It's the capital of the state of Victoria, and was the initial national capital when the modern nation of Australia was born in 1901.  It's widely considered to be the cultural center of the country, and its seaport is the its busiest. Contributor Steffshots used a DJI drone to create this beautiful early morning aerial video of the great city on Port Philip Bay, which hosted the Summer Olympics in 1956.

The Westgate Bridge

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Containership Passing Under Westgate Bridge Near Melbourne

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In this drone video by Steffshots, you'll get a bird's eye view of a giant containership heading under the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne, Australia.  Opened in 1978, the cable-stayed bridge spans the Yarra River and connects the Melbourne CBD with the city's western suburbs.  The bridge has a total length of about 2.6k meters or around 8.5k ft..  Its clearance of 58 meters (190 ft.) permits the passage of the largest containerships in and out of Australia's busiest seaport.  It's one of the busiest stretches of road in Australia.  

The Melbourne Shrine

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The Melbourne Shrine | DJI Phantom 4

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Australia was defined as a nation by its participation in the Great War, subsequently known as World War I.  The conflict broke out just a few years after Australia was granted independence by Great Britain in 1901.  As a Dominion country, Australia made an immense contribution to the Allied victory, both in Western Europe and in the Gallipoli campaign.  Contributor Fade2Gray used a drone to create this moving aerial view of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, a memorial to the 60k Australians killed in the conflict.  

St. Kilda

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St Kilda and lighthouse at last light - Melbourne

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Check out this drone video of St. Kilda, Australia, compliments of new AirVuz contributor Gizmo Drones.  St. Kilda is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia's #2 city after Sydney.  Located just six km (around four mi.) southeast of central Melbourne, St. Kilda became the poshest area of the city during the great gold rush period of the 19th century.  The area subsequently fell into decline after World War II, but rapidly gentrified beginning in the early 2000's; it's now re-emerged as one of the city's most desirable areas.  

The Old Melbourne Docklands

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Docklands in Melbourne - Old Wharf

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The Docklands area of Melbourne, Australia was the home of the city's initial port, which was created by the re-routing of the Yarra River in the 1880's.  With the advent of giant containerships in the 1950's and 60's, the port was moved downstream to deeper waters, leaving the old Docklands in a state of virtual abandonment.  Beginning in the 1990's, the Docklands was largely re-developed.  In this drone video by Gizmo Drones, you'll get an aerial view of one of the last vestiges of the old harbor: the Victoria Dock.

Port Melbourne

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Automated Container Terminal and Sandridge Lookout in Port Melbourne

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In this drone video by Gizmo Drones, you'll get an aerial view of Port Melbourne, an inner ring suburb of Australia's second-largest city.  The area shown is the container terminal near Sandridge Lookout, which lies just beyond the mouth of the Yarra River.  Somewhat confusingly, most of the Port of Melbourne (Australia's busiest port) is actually not in the city of Port Melbourne but rather in West Melbourne, along the Yarra River; the area shown in the video is one of the few facilities of the Port of Melbourne located in Port Melbourne.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

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St. Patrick's Cathedral | DJI Phantom 4 Australia

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Fade2Gray created this beautiful drone video of St. Patricks Cathedral in Melbourne, one of the most important Catholic churches in Australia.  Designed in the 1850's, the church took decades to build, and although substantially completed it was delayed by the depression which hit Australia in the 1890's.  Finally completed in 1939, it was one of the two largest Catholic churches substantially completed in the 19th century, the other being the great church of the same name in New York City.

Melbourne's Sailing Scene

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Drone coverage of Sailing race in Melbourne

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Melbourne, Australia is home to a world-class sailing scene.  Located on the protected waters of Port Phillip Bay, the area is home port to thousands of sailboats and yachts, and it hosts year-round racing and regattas.   In this video by AirVuz contributor and pilot littleviking, you'll get an aerial view of a sailing race off the Melbourne coast.   Shot with a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone, the video features excellent footage of the impressive-looking boats as well as the skyline of Australia's second-largest city.  

Princes Pier

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Princes Pier in Port Melbourne - A quick flight at sunset in spring

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AirVuz contributor Gizmo Drones brings us this excellent drone view of the historic Princes Pier in Melbourne, Australia.  Constructed in the early 20th century, it is situated on Port Phillip Bay, just west of the Station Pier cruise ship terminal.  Princes Pier originally ran a length of 580 meters (around 1.9k ft.), and handled both passenger and freight traffic.  The pier was closed in the 1990's, and the first 196 meters (around 650 ft.) was restored in the early 2000's; beyond that, only the original pylons remain.  

The Royal Exhibition Building

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Royal Exhibition Building: DJI Phantom 4

Fade2Gray...

In this video, contributor Fade2Gray gives us a bird's eye view of the Royal Exhibition Hall in Melbourne, Australia.  It was constructed in 1880, at a time when Melbourne had been catapulted from obscurity to international fame by the great Victoria gold rush of the 1850's.  By the late 1800's, Melbourne had surpassed the older Sydney to be the largest city in the country and the second largest in the British Empire.  Known as Marvellous Melbourne, it was by some measures the wealthiest city in the world.

Melbourne Quarantine Views

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Melbourne during lockdown - Spring sunrise

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Throughout 2020, Australia was seen as an example of how to combat the deadly Covid-19 virus that shook the world.  Nevertheless, over the summer, the port city of Melbourne emerged as a "hotspot" within Australia, and was subject to increasingly stringent social distancing measures.  In this drone video by new AirVuz contributor and pilot Gizmo Drones, you'll see Australia's second-largest city as it appeared virtually deserted during a stage 4 lockdown which was imposed here beginning in early August.  

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