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Stunning photos show the incredible growth Melbourne has gone through

PHOTO: A black-and-white aerial photograph of Melbourne taken in 1950 (left) shows Fitzroy Town Hall in the bottom left, to the Royal Exhibition Building towards Port Phillip Bay. Seventy years later, an aerial photo taken in the same spot (right) shows skyscrapers dominating Melbourne’s skyline but many smaller historical buildings remain. The gardens around the Royal Exhibition Building were also not removed but built a bit further north to it is the Melbourne museum.

  • Images shared by Old Vintage Melbourne on Instagram show breathtaking comparison of city 70 years ago
  • Aerial shot taken in 1950 shows the Fitzroy Town Hall and Royal Exhibition Building towards Port Phillip Bay
  • Seventy years later, aerial photo taken in the same spot shows skyscrapers dominating Melbourne’s skyline 
  • Melbourne’s metro population in 2020 was sitting at 4,968,000 people compared to just 1,332,000 in 1950 

Incredible aerial photos taken 70 years apart show the spectacular growth Melbourne went through to be one of the world’s greatest cities.

The stunning images shared by Old Vintage Melbourne on Instagram show the city’s breathtaking comparison from a time when it was just a quarter of the size.

A black-and-white aerial photograph of Melbourne taken in 1950 shows Fitzroy Town Hall in the bottom left, to the Royal Exhibition Building towards Port Phillip Bay.

The black-and-white aerial photograph of Melbourne taken in 1950 shows Fitzroy Town Hall in the bottom left to the Royal Exhibition Building towards Port Phillip Bay

The black-and-white aerial photograph of Melbourne taken in 1950 shows Fitzroy Town Hall in the bottom left to the Royal Exhibition Building towards Port Phillip Bay 

Seventy years later, an aerial photo taken in the same spot shows skyscrapers dominating Melbourne’s skyline but many smaller historical buildings remain.

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