Posts Tagged ‘Footscray’

Photos from ten years ago: September 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2010. In the city Trams on Swanston Street still stopped in the middle of the road, leaving anyone with limited mobility out in the cold. The current platform stops were completed between May 2011 and July 2012. At Richmond […]

Confused in the skies of Sunshine

Here I go down another rabbit hole – aerial photos on the State Library of Victoria labelled ‘Sunshine’ but which I couldn’t place the location of – and for good reason! My first mystery The first series of photos is from the Harold Paynting Collection, and is captioned “Aerial views of Sunshine, Victoria (between 1950 […]

Photos from ten years ago: April 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is April 2010. Building everywhere The new footbridge at Footscray station was finally finished. But the ‘roof’ was anything but – perforated panels let water through every time it rained! In 2013 the bridge was partially demolished to make room for […]

Photos from ten years ago: January 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is January 2010. Built it up Construction work on the Laverton Rail Upgrade project on the Werribee line has been a recent theme – we see that work on the third platform was almost done. Along with the new footbridge. Another […]

Photos from ten years ago: December 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is December 2009. We start overlooking Southern Cross Station, where the Docklands skyline was a lot emptier. As was that of Spencer Street. And the western edge of the CBD. Back in 2009 the explosion of (flammable!) apartment blocks was yet […]