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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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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, […]

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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. Frankston station. I think the construction was an upgrade to the bus interchange… which was all replaced again in 2018. Mordialloc station (I think) Richmond station, […]

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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? Don’t you wish you were not packed into a train […]

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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: 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. That night we had […]

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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… Flinders Street Station […]

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Old photos from December 2008

My regular post of ten year old photos… The smiley in the sky (first posted here) Tram of the beast (First posted here) The next station is Connex Back when the trams were battleship grey, and they used obscure route numbers like 47. In December 2008 a brand new bike parking cage was under construction […]