Archive for February, 2020

A history of Southbank Boulevard

The streets of Southbank have a long and complicated history, but the most confusing is Southbank Boulevard – a creation of the 1980s Melbourne. So how did the road come into being? An inspection of map 43 of Melway Edition 1 shows a completely different road layout existed through Southbank back in 1966. Melway Edition […]

A history of the Arts Centre underpass on St Kilda Road

As you head south on St Kilda Road there is a piece of hidden piece of infrastructure – the underpass that links City Road to Alexandra Avenue. A quick tour The road passes beneath the Arts Centre, next to Hamer Hall. The gardens hide the road beneath. The only sign at ground level being the […]

Photos from ten years ago: February 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is February 2010. Changed scenes Back then the tram stops along Swanston Street were at ground level. The platform stops at Collins, Bourke and La Trobe Street weren’t completed until July 2012. And the Melbourne CBD skyline was much smaller, as […]