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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from April 2010

Another of my monthly posts of old photos from ten years ago. Rudd’s apology to the Stolen Generations, on a building in Little Bourke Street… …alongside Canadian PM Stephen Harper’s similar apology. (Both since removed) A rather more pedestrian view nearby: a few months before the Lonsdale Street bus routes got a shake-up with the […]

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Old photos from March 2010

Let’s momentarily distract ourselves from the perils of March 2020 with some photos from ten years ago. Parliament station, back when the old Passenger Information Displays were CRTs with a blue background. They converted the Flinders Street Lane/Spring Street crossing from a zebra to signalised – thus downgrading the experience for pedestrians. There was crowding […]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from February 2010

Here’s another in my series of photos from ten years ago. Lonsdale House was a lovely art deco building, pictured here just before demolition. At the time it was thought an Apple Store might be built in its place – it ended up being the Top Man/Top Shop section of the Emporium shopping centre. At […]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from January 2010

Continuing my long-running series of old photos from ten years ago… In January 2010 we took a short break in Inverloch, south Gippsland. The South Gippsland Tourist Railway no longer runs – it suspended operations in December 2015 apparently due to a lack of funds. Here are some snaps from when we visited. Back in […]

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Old photos from December 2009

And so we say farewell to 2019. I think I’d rather say Good Riddance. We lost my uncle in June. But he wasn’t the only one. Too many leaves have fallen from the tree this year. As the Queen remarked of 1992, this is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted […]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from November 2009

Here’s another of my posts of old photos from ten years ago – this time from November 2009. Let’s start with some art. …and now some art on the train. (I think a few of us with an interest in railways know the Bromage family.) Flinders Street Station’s Elizabeth Street entrance used to close at […]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from October 2009

Here’s another in my series of old photos out of the vault from ten years ago. We went to Bendigo for a couple of days, so here are a couple of snaps from that trip. The only time I saw Powderfinger live was this “surprise” gig in Federation Square. (A surprise except a lot of […]

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Photos from ten years ago transport

Myki ten years on, and photos from the test centre

This is part two of my ten year old photos from September 2009. At the time, Myki had been launched in regional cities, and was about to start in Melbourne. Ahead of the wider rollout, I got to look around the Myki test centre, which was fascinating. Around the place were lots of test cards […]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from September 2009

Oops, I managed to miss posting ten year old photos in September. Better late than never, here they are – at least here is part one – I’ve got a special part two coming up soon. Centre Place, always lovely. I notice the sign about when it’s closed to vehicles – it’d be a brave […]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from August 2009

It’s nearly the end of the month, so here’s another in my series of photos from ten years ago. Yarraville one afternoon. This hasn’t changed much at all. In Swanston Street, a quirky display of old public benches. Every few years, the tram/train level crossing at Glen Huntly needs renewal. Of course during the renewal, […]