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The Shot tower

By ColleenA
This old Walter Coopís shot tower (standing 50 metres High) was built in Melbourne in 1889. At the time it was the tallest building in Melbourne. By 1894 they were producing 6 tonnes of shot per week. Today itís a national treasure and protected by a tall glass dome. It stands in a multi purpose space, a shopping centre, huge supermarket, food court, movie complex as well as our Central station.
Many thanks for your votes comments and user awards all much appreciated

Tags: Architecture Architecture and buildings



suemart Plus
5 8 3 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2023 8:39AM
Wow! The tourist board should employ you! You're doing a superb job of showcasing Melbourne with your great shots and explanations.
There are very few shot towers left anywhere so it's good to see this one being preserved. An excellent photograph of this historic structure in its protective bubble.
af1 Plus
10 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2023 8:57AM
Excellent a rare one indeed a lot got pulled down so good to see it preserved...Alan
RonDM Plus
8 413 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2023 9:14AM
Another terrific set of images, after seeing your images Melbourne is one of those places I would like to visit.

24 Jan 2023 9:20AM
Very good Colleen.


24 Jan 2023 10:42AM
You really are treating us to some wonderful subject matter, Colleen and all very well photographed. I look forward to more.

John Smile
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
24 Jan 2023 11:24AM
Remarkable images of this impressive view Colleen
Fefe Plus
11 84 49 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2023 12:18PM
I hope your neck is okay after these shots 😯
Wonderful structure and images Colleen. Good to see it preserved and protected.
24 Jan 2023 12:44PM
Great capture, and so good to see it being well preserved.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
24 Jan 2023 1:00PM
Wow, two amazing captures here, Colleen, have to go for the lead as my fave, but great viewpoints in both 👍🏻
I remember seeing on some TV program a few months back about one of these shot towers. Apparently molten lead was poured in at the top through a sieve and it formed perfectly ball shaped lead-shot before landing in a vat of water to quickly cool them down. 😃
Trev 😃
24 Jan 2023 1:01PM
How wonderful to see it preserved. I love the glass dome too Colleen.

manicam 18 44 1 Canada
24 Jan 2023 1:39PM
Wow !! A huge structure there Colleen, lovely dome GrinGrinGrin

Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
24 Jan 2023 2:17PM
Two very good images Colleen. Well done with your pov.
mistere Plus
9 24 7 England
24 Jan 2023 2:51PM
Fabulous image's Colleen. Excellent work.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2023 4:50PM
A terrific shot of this impressive structure; your lead is my fav.
sandwedge Plus
16 6.2k 3 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2023 6:20PM
I dont remember seeing this when in Melbourne but its a great structure complimented by a very good image. Nice work.
cooky Plus
19 6 9 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2023 8:31PM
Excellent POV, wonderful and just a tad eerie.

24 Jan 2023 9:22PM
Fantastic architectural images Colleen

richmowil Plus
14 507 3 England
24 Jan 2023 10:04PM
Impressive image of this treasured building and its protection, Colleen.
25 Jan 2023 12:58AM
Have always loved seeing images from this place ColleenÖ and yours are top notch !
Best regards
25 Jan 2023 12:59PM
I recognised this tower as soon as I saw your superb caprure of it Colleen. I remember this tower so well as I did my degree course at RMIT and saw it almost daily, before the dome and restoration, which I saw about 10 years ago after a long absence in the UK/Europe. Your image has done the tower and space proud.

Had to return today for a deserved award...RaySmile

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