Photos from ten years ago, Toxic Custard newsletter

Some photos from July 2004

Another in my series of old photos from ten years ago... In 2004 the situation with crowded trains hadn't really hit as a big political problem, which is why it took until 2006 for the government to decide not to scrap all the Hitachi trains after all, but expand the fleet. It was certainly occurring at that point however, and I snapped this photo one morning at Richmond. I was particularly ple

Melbourne

Want to avoid Chuggers? Now you can, with City of Melbourne’s handy map

One of the great things about Melbourne's CBD (the Hoddle Grid) is that it's so easily navigable. There are lots of parallel streets and laneways, so when walking around it's pretty easy to take an alternative route, and still not get lost. You can use this to avoid Chuggers. Charity Muggers are notorious for getting in the way of pedestrians, desperately trying to get people to sign up for