The Others

All of the other bits and bobs I write about.

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. Titled ‘So, There Were Tunnels to Celebrity Homes Below the Playboy Mansion’, plenty of news outlets picked up the story and didn’t […]

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

‘Aussie Pride’ – stay classy!

What better way to celebrate Australia Day than to celebrate the things that our great country can build – like your Holden Commodore ute.

Aussie pride is: putting a Chevy badge onto your Holden ute?

How do you refuel a ship?

Have you ever wondered how ships get refuelled while in port? Unlike cars, ships don’t get taken to a petrol station, but the tanker comes to them.

Shell Australia’s bunker vessel 'MV Zemira'

How does public housing impact a suburb?

It has been a while since I last wrote public housing – a history of the Ascot Vale estate was the most recent one. This time I ask the question – does the presence of public housing impact the rest of a suburb?

Housing Commission flats in Ascot Vale