The Others

All of the other bits and bobs I write about.

Photos from ten years ago: January 2014

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is January 2014. Regional Rail Link Work on the Regional Rail Link project is an ongoing theme, and this month is no different. Over the Christmas and New Years break, rail access to the country platforms at Southern Cross Station was […]

Bunnings Warehouse… where lowest prices are no longer

For many years the advertising tag line for Bunnings Warehouse was ‘Lowest prices are just the beginning…’ – but it doesn’t apply any more. In 2013 ‘Lowest prices are just the beginning…’ was still front and centre on their brand new stores. But by 2018 they had added a cheeky ‘Our Policy’ disclaimer in front […]

All aboard the chicken truck

The other day I photographed a mysterious looking unmarked semi trailer, and wondered what the hell it was. It was no ordinary truck, with air conditioning units on the roof, and an equipment cabinet beneath the floor – was it an outside broadcast truck? Photo by Enbytv, via Wikimedia Commons But turns out it wasn’t […]

And it’s over – two weeks of buses on the Sunbury line

This week trains finally returned to Melbourne’s west, after two weeks of rail replacement buses between Sunshine and the city, thanks to West Gate ‘Tunnel’ project works. The closure affected the Williamstown, Werribee and Sunbury lines were closed from June 23 to July 9, so that the Dynon Road bridge over the railway at North […]

Farewell to Melbourne’s CBD street kiosks

For many years street kiosks have been scattered around the Melbourne CBD, selling newspapers, cigarettes, soft drinks, and snacks. Flowers. And even fruit. Tracking down the kiosks These kiosks are permanent structures designed, built, owned and maintained by the City of Melbourne, and fall into four categories. Flower kiosks: • Swanston Street, outside the Melbourne […]