Posts Tagged ‘Geelong’

Visiting the deja vu milk bar on Facebook

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys tracking down the source of stolen photographs, then Facebook groups are the source of endless joy. I found this photo on Facebook the other week, but “retro Aussie lollies” weren’t what caught my eye – the milk bar did. It looked like a milk bar in the […]

Photos from ten years ago: December 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is December 2008, where I spent the month travelling around Victoria on the hunt for trains to photograph. Roadtrip! I started my journey in the south-west down at Camperdown, where I caught up with this short train made up of just […]

Photos from ten years ago: November 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is November 2008. Checking the progress of the Geelong Ring Road seems to be an ongoing theme, and it comes up again this month. I also paid a visit to what is now the site of Waurn Ponds station, where I […]

How did the horse cross the road?

On Fellmongers Road in the Geelong suburb of Breakwater there is what seems to be a normal set of pedestrian lights. But if you take a closer look, you’ll realise that the crossing doesn’t lead anywhere. And the push buttons are located at head hight. And there is an extra ‘don’t walk’ light mounted above […]

Aircraft hangars at Avalon Airport

Avalon Airport is located north of Geelong and has six empty aircraft hangars, but I’ve only ever been able to find five of them. So why were they built, and where is the other hangar? The backstory In 1952 the Commonwealth Government bought 1,754 hectares (4,333 acres) at Avalon to enable the expansion of the […]