I’ve written about Melbourne’s clueless drivers before, especially their obsession with driving through Swanston Street’s tram stops and the Bourke Street Mall, but now I fear the apocalypse is near – I recently saw Victoria Police doing something about it. I was walking past the Swanston and Collins Street tram stop one lunchtime, when I […]
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In Australia it is common to find local property developers spruiking their latest high-rise apartment development to investors with Asian backgrounds – just look at Melbourne’s annual Chinese New Year festival. However on my recent trip to Hong Kong I still couldn’t escape them, as I browsed the internet from my hotel room. Off to […]
Melbourne has the largest freeway network of any Australian city, and with it, possibly the country’s largest collection of ‘ghost ramps’ – pieces of freeway that lead nowhere. Planning for a future that never came The best known bit of ghost roadway is the incomplete ramp at Chandler Highway on the Eastern Freeway, along with […]
I saw a spike in traffic to my blog today – so who has linked to me this time?
Over the years I have been following the slow bastardisation of Southern Cross Station, as ticket barriers funnel passengers through narrow passageways, shops fill previously open spaces, and ‘pop up’ events block day to day commuters. Unfortunately these inconveniences have continued to spread, as recent works on the Bourke Street Bridge show. What are they […]