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 and computers and other hardware https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbowen/48836573347/in/phot

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 person who tried to drive along it at any time, I reckon. https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbowen/48835846778

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. https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbowen/48638802257/in/dateposted/ In Swanston Street, a quirky display of old public benches. https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbowen/48638663306/in/photostream/ Every few years, the tram/t

Photos from ten years ago, transport

Old photos from July 2009

Another in my series of photos from ten years ago. This month: July 2009. Then-metropolitan train operator Connex was advertising the addition of more station staff around the network. https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbowen/48412280011/in/dateposted/ Frankston station. I think the construction was an upgrade to the bus interchange... which was all replaced again in 2018. http

Photos from ten years ago, transport

Old photos from June 2009

Here (just a few hours late) is another in my series of ten year old photos: this time, it's June 2009. Already the subject of a blog post, was this confusing ad on the side of a bus. Does it mean it's flexible or not? https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbowen/3588323009/ Don't you wish you were not packed into a train on your commute, but instead on your own private train somewhere? I

Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from May 2009

It's the end of May, so it's time for a batch of photos from ten years ago. I quite liked this ad for iiNet in Flinders Street Station: https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbowen/3509557075/ iiNet advertising, May 2009 I was snapping photos for Tony's web site "Our Fading Past" (currently offline, but the Google Map is up), highlighting old signs around Melbourne. This classic is in Ripp

Photos from ten years ago, Toxic Custard newsletter, transport

Old photos from April 2009

Another in my series of old ten year old photos. This turned out to be a bit of a bumper crop - a few months before I'd got the Nokia N95 phone, my first with a decent camera, so perhaps no surprise the number of photos was increasing. Melbourne's first wind-powered tram had launched in 2008. Note the "Gone With The Wind" reference, and the pre-platform "safety zone" Elizabeth Street (at Bo

Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from March 2009

Here's another one of my regular posts of ten year old photos. That month I upgraded to a Nokia N95 phone, which took far better photos than its predecessor, the Nokia 6230i. Swanston Street opposite the City Square - the old pre-platform tram stops. I'd actually been trying to take a photo of my London Oyster card with the trams in the background. The camera consistently failed to get the

Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from February 2009

Another in my series of photos from ten years ago. Black Saturday, 7th February 2009. There were dire warnings earlier in the week about the fire risk, though I'm not sure everyone believed them. It was a stinking hot day. The car thermometer at one stage measured 47.5 degrees - here it is showing 47. https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbowen/46372490044/ That night we had dinner wi

Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from January 2009

Social media has been swept with the #10YearChallenge - people posting photos from ten years ago. I've been doing this for a while now, though this tends to be of spots around Melbourne, rather than personal photos. I suspect the challenge for some is even finding the photos. Anyway, here's January 2009... https://twitter.com/danielbowen/status/1087981317445349376 Flinders Street St