Another batch of photos from ten years ago: January 2004. My old kitchen in the house I rented in Carnegie for two years, with the horrible lime green bench tops. Also showing old toaster, the old milk I used to buy, an old land line phone (now plugged into the VOIP modem/router) and the kettle -- at the time, shiny new (I'd got it for Christmas), and still in service. Degraves Street in t
Continuing my series of ten year old photos... The Christmas tram in Flinders Street Grumpy Daniel Next, perhaps the most useless Melbourne public transport map ever produced. It doesn't show the most well-known location, the CBD, and shows very few others. It also has numerous errors, including: Implies Sandringham is next to Clayton. Implies Glen Waverley is east of Clayton (it's a
It was a glorious weekend in Rutherglen, where I had the privilege of attending a family wedding. Here's one shot the official photographer didn't get... Congratulations, Adrian and Donna.
Here is another in my series of old photos from when I first got a digital camera. M>Train (which came after Bayside trains, and before Connex) had a rather nice livery and logo. Here's a Comeng train heading towards the city on the outer stretches of the Upfield line. Myself and Peter, another PTUA bod, had gone out there to look at the spot for the proposed Campbellfield Station... still not
By September 2003, I was using the digital camera a little more. Yum yum yum -- doughnuts at the Queen Victoria Market One for the gunzels -- trains in the yards outside Spencer Street Station (click here to see it bigger) Here's one showing the old Spencer Street building... I think those who complain about the new station have forgotten just how dumpy it was (though the subway was v
Another in my collection of photos from ten years ago... Murrumbeena, in the days of M>Train. I quite liked the logo and slogan ("Moving Melbourne") -- less sure about the colours, and of course the splitting of the network into different operators was silly. 2003 was probably the best fall of snow at Mount Donna Buang that I've ever seen. A 360 degree (and a bit more) pan from the sn
Continuing my monthly series of photos from ten years ago... By mid-2003 it was almost four years since privatisation of trains and trams, but as you can see from this photo in Swanston Street (at Lonsdale Street), many trams still had The Met liveries. This tram stop (with interchange to many Lonsdale Street buses) has since been deleted. The skyline looking southwest across the CBD. I as
Once upon a time, green bags weren't actually green: Signage in High Street... not a great job done there with the relative placement of the No Left Turn and Tram Stop signs: The then-new multi-storey carpark at Elsternwick station: Who says you can't take home bulky goods on public transport, if you have your friends to help? One weekend I observed this:
This might become a regular series. Following my posting of old photos from when I first got my digital camera, here's a batch from early and mid-May 2003. This building next to the Orica building in Nicholson Street (near the corner of Lonsdale) looks like it's two-dimensional, at least from some angles. Worth a look in person if you're around that area. Outside the Exhibition Buildings (
Ten years ago this week I got my first digital camera: a Canon A70. I'd held on until the price seemed right and they did a half-decent job of video recording (as my old Video-8 video camera had given up the ghost a couple of years before). I assume I only started with a fairly small memory card, as it looks like I deleted my first ever digital picture -- and the second (what we now know as a "