Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

Photos from ten years ago – September 2006

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2006, where the only thing I appear to have photographed was trains.

Grassy track at North Shore

More crumbling Melbourne railway stations

A few years have passed since I first noticed the crumbling state of railway stations in Melbourne, but our poorly maintained rail system doesn’t stand still – I’ve spotted two new examples since then.

Cracked station building at Hawksburn platform 1

Getting creative with tram stop advertising

Melbourne is known for the trams that trundle along our city streets, but for those who run the tram network it serves another purpose – a massive billboard for advertisers to make their mark on.

Bacardi advertising at the Queen Street tram stop on Bourke Street

Looking back at the ‘Cavalcade of Transport’ mural

For decades the ‘Cavalcade of Transport’ mural was a landmark of the otherwise unremarkable main concourse at Spencer Street Station. So how did it come to be?

Cavalcade of Transport mural (photo by Rennie Ellis dated 1983, SLV H2011.150-2517)
Rennie Ellis 1983, SLV image H2011.150/2517

Tigerair flights to Canberra

In August 2016 it was announced that Tigerair would commence daily flights between Canberra and Melbourne, breaking the current Qantas / Virgin Australia duopoly on the route. However this isn’t the first time that the airline has flown into the national capital.

On the apron at Canberra Airport, Tiger Airways A320 VH-VNB