The Others

All of the other bits and bobs I write about.

A street so new it isn’t on the map

Despite my love of the Melway, there are some days when I can’t be bothered walking over to my bookshelf full of them and looking up a street, so instead I turned to the “electric street directory” that is Google Maps. However on this occasion, I was searching for a street so new I couldn’t […]

Lost dog in the middle of the highway

This is the story about the day I took my cat to the vet, and found a lost dog along the way.

The scared little dog I found running around on the road

Then and now via Google Street View

The other day I was trawling through Google Street View imagery while researching a future blog post, when I discovered something I had almost forgotten about – Google Street View now supports the ‘time’ dimension. So what was I able to find with my time machine?

KFC restaurant - Cnr High Street & Carool Road, Ashburton, Victoria

Melbourne Metro tunnel mentioned in Playboy

When you think of Playboy magazine, you normally think of nudie pictures, and not diagrams of major infrastructure projects – but for April Fools’ Day in 2015 their website turned up the latter.

Tunnels at the Playboy mansion

Roundabout to nowhere in Sunshine West

I was out in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine West the other week when I found a roundabout to nowhere – with only one road in and one road out, there is no reason at all for it to exist!

Roundabout to nowhere - Link Road and Wright Street, Sunshine West, Victoria