Posts Tagged ‘Sydney’

How to tow a broken down bus?

What happens when a bus breaks down? You send in one bad-ass looking tow truck to haul away:

Bad-ass looking tow truck waiting to haul away an articulated bus

Easy like a Sunday morning train timetable

There are two reasons why catching the train on a weekend is often a pain – railway operators use it as an opportunity to replace and upgrade infrastructure while minimising the disruption to passengers, and when the trains do run, you have to wait longer at the station because fewer services are timetabled. Despite this, Melbourne seems to be a lot worser off than our northern neighbours in Sydney.

Sydney’s ghost monorail station

The last day of operations for the Sydney Monorail was 30 June 2013, marking the end of 25 years of operation for the single directional loop of track that linked the CBD to Darling Harbour. Most sources state that a total of seven stations are located on the circuit, but an eighth ‘ghost’ station exists in Chinatown, above the corner of Harbour and Goulburn Streets.

Cars need to stop for traffic lights, but the monorail doesn't need to

Singing ‘Do The Loop’ on Sydney’s monorail

Over the years I’ve visited Sydney a number of times, and each time I make the trip up north, I’ve ended up on the monorail. Back in 2001 the highlight was a cringeworthy children’s song titled ‘Do The Loop’ – here it is for your listening displeasure.

Set 5 crosses the Pyrmont Bridge, advertising IGA supermarkets

Billboard advertising and the economic downturn

Does advertising reflect on what society wants, or push us towards what advertisers want us to desire? Going by these two depressing advertisements I found at Central Station in Sydney, it seems that a third motive is ‘reflect upon what society gets forced into when they are hard up for cash‘.

'Top cash for gold' billboard