Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

The revolving door of political advertising

The 2022 Federal Election blanketed Australia in advertising, but the strangest example I found was out in the back streets of Melbourne’s western suburbs, attached to the back of a motor scooter. ‘Vote 1’ signs for Monique Ryan, an independent candidate looking to unseat treasurer Josh Frydenberg in Kooyong, an electorate 30 kilometres away in […]

Stupid train tricks at North Melbourne station

Each morning at North Melbourne station passengers headed for the City Loop have a question – which train will be first to depart, and which one will be stuck in the platform? Trains for the City Loop depart from platform 1 and 3. But there is only one track towards Flagstaff station. So trains have […]

Melbourne’s other shot towers

A shot tower is a tall structure where molten lead is dropped from in order to create tiny spherical balls, and when Melbournians think of them, the one under the glass cone in the middle of the Melbourne Central shopping centre immediately comes to mind. However that isn’t the only one, or two, in Melbourne […]

Photos from ten years ago: April 2012

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is April 2012. Farewell to Metcard Ten years ago the old Metcard magnetic stripe ticketing system was on the way out, replaced by new Myki smartcards. The old ticket machines being removed from stations. But ticket gates at stations weren’t fast […]

Photos from ten years ago: March 2012

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is March 2012. Trains A decade ago the Melbourne CBD skyline as viewed from Ascot Vale was much shorter. As was that of Docklands viewed from North Melbourne station. A handful of Hitachi trains were still kicking about. But a new […]