The Western Wall

In the early morning light on Monday morning in Sprint, the western face of Melbourne is buzzing with the sound of construction workers as they transform the western face of Melbourne’s CBD. Over the past few years old low rise buildings have made way for towers of steel, glass and even flammable cladding. Groups of […]

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Old Forgotten Highway Home

Many years ago the town of Wallace in Melbourne’s West, near Ballarat, was bypassed. The road that runs through Wallace was once the main highway between Melbourne and Ballarat, which was the trail set by earlier settlers and those driven to the nearby goldfields. Then came the cars, and more vehicles until the road became […]

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Southern Cross Station

Southern Cross Station Stairs

I decided to observe a space at Southern Cross Station, which is located on the western edge of the Melbourne Central Business District. At the northern end of the building, there are 41 wide stairs that connect an elevated walkway to the intersection of Swanston and Bourke Streets. What I sought to understand is how […]

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Defining Melbourne

I listened to this week’s podcast while on the train heading from my peri-urban home into the heart of Melbourne CBD. It was like watching a narrated documentary as the city passed the window. Luckily the podcast was just the right length. And hence my lengthy response this week. My morning involves both “Town and […]

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