Archive for October, 2022

Photos from ten years ago: October 2012

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is October 2012. Building it up, tear it down We start off in the Melbourne CBD, where the Emporium Melbourne shopping centre was emerging inside the gutted facade of Myer’s Lonsdale Street store. The complex opened a few years later in […]

Protecting the Metro Tunnel from flooding

The October 2022 Maribyrnong River flood in Melbourne’s west has reminded many that urban areas are not immune from being inundated with water. But what does this mean for the Metro Tunnel portal at South Kensington, located just a short distance from the river? Photo via Adam Bandt The flooding The recent Maribyrnong River flood […]

Another sighting of Museum station and the Shot Tower

Last month I shared a film showing Queen Elizabeth II paying a visit to Museum station and the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop, but today I’ve got someone quite different – the 1980s Australian new wave band ‘Kids in the Kitchen‘, in the music video for their 1983 debut single ‘Change in Mood‘. Graeme Butler photo […]

Don’t get comfortable – the Southern Cross Station waiting room

Despite being an architect’s wet dream, Southern Cross Station isn’t exactly a nice place to wait for a train – diesel exhaust fills the air, and a cacophony of idling engines assault your ears. But there is an escape – there is an enclosed waiting room. But one problem it’s just become less and less […]