Here are some images from my hot air balloon trip this morning over Melbourne. It was a great way to view the city and suburbs. The first is the total view of the City and the Port. With the Yarra River, Melbourne could be Chicago's twin in terms of be former-industrial, now designerly, flat city next to large body of water. The skyscraper downtown is nestled in the river and the shore.
The second is of the shot by the balloon within the City. You cannot get views like this from a observation tower.
The third is the view over the affluent suburbs of Melbourne with the McMansions, swimming pools, and tennis courts.