Archive for October, 2020

Photos from ten years ago: October 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is October 2010. Down in Docklands We start down in the windswept streets of Docklands. Where I had a look over the last remaining part of Melbourne Yard – the heritage listed No. 2 Goods Shed completed in 1889. And looked […]

V/Line football specials for Geelong Cats fans

The V/Line trains and the Geelong Cats have been working together for years. Their home ground of Kardinia Park in Geelong is right beside the railway. Grandstands visible from passing trains. South Geelong station is a short walk to the ground. With a number of sidings available to park extra trains. Many Cats fans also […]

Cutting the ribbon on a bus shelter

Buses might be the poor cousin of public transport in Melbourne, but politicians are the kind of attention seekers who will turn up to the opening of an envelope – or issue a media release when they install a new bus shelter. New bus shelters in the Yarra Ranges? 12 new Yarra Ranges bus shelters […]

Sunshine’s own Garden City housing estate

In the early 20th century the Garden City town planning movement gained traction in Australia, with housing on spacious lots separated by manicured gardens. The suburb of Garden City in Port Melbourne is the best known local example, but there is a small pocket in the streets of Sunshine – the ‘Concrete Housing Estate’ on […]

TV stations saving money by sharing content

It costs a lot of money to keep a television outside broadcasting unit on the road, waiting for something newsworthy to happen. So with advertising revenue drying up, thanks to dropping TV audiences, TV stations will do anything to cut costs – including using the same content as their competitors! I found the first example […]