Posts Tagged ‘Victoria’

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 […]

Level crossing boom barriers – timber or metal?

If you take a close look a level crossing, you might’ve noticed something about the boom barriers used to prevent cars driving onto the tracks. Some are made of metal. Aluminium channel to be specific. And others are made of timber. Two separate pieces, tied together to form a truss. So what gives? The answer […]

Forgotten local government areas of Victoria

If you’ve lived in Melbourne for a while you’ll know that the city is divided up into a number of local government areas, each responsible for community facilities such as libraries and parks, maintenance of local roads, town planning and development approvals, and local services such as waste disposal. However until 1994 Victoria’s regional cities […]

On the trail of a high voltage transmission line

The other day I was reading The Age and saw a photo of scene I swear I’ve seen before, but I couldn’t put my finger on the exact location. So let’s go chase down some high voltage power lines, and see where they take us. Nicole Cleary photo via The Age On the trail The […]

Photos from ten years ago: January 2012

Yes, it’s that time again – the January 2012 instalment in my photos from ten years ago series. Chinese New Year Chinese New Year came early in 2012 thanks to the wonders of the lunar calendar, and Melbourne’s Chinatown was the place to be. Pedestrians taking over Little Bourke Street. And the odd little gravel […]