Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

Diesel powered lights at Southern Cross Station

Given the previous issues with diesel fumes beneath the roof at Southern Cross Station, one might think feeding even more diesel exhaust into the station environment would be something to avoid. However, the reality is quite different. A few months ago on platform 13 and 14 two portable light towers appeared – each is powered […]

Confused sports fans shut down a rail network

One would think that shutting down an entire city’s rail network would be difficult – but unfortunately Metro Trains Melbourne proved that a few confused sports fans can do just that. So how the hell did they do it?

All trains between Richmond and Flinders Street stopped due to a trespasser on the tracks

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’s first rooftop restaurant

Modern day Melbourne is well known for rooftop bars, and even high class restaurants at the top of tall skyscrapers. So in a recent research expedition, I was somewhat surprised to find that 447 Collins Street once had a rooftop restaurant.

Northern facade of the National Mutual Plaza, on Collins Street Melbourne

Closed down KFC stores of Melbourne

There is something about the architecture of KFC fast food restaurants – you can spot them from a mile away. So what happens when they close down, and how have they changed over the years?

Abandoned KFC fast food restaurant in Morwell