I’ve had great fun discovering all these old photos….these are from 2010
(Taken for an online ‘photo challenge’ – things beginning with E)
On one of those (now rare days) when I had to go up to the city – with lots of time to spare before my train home – I was able to have a look at (and photograph) some of the landmarks in the city known in the late 1800s as Marvellous Melbourne
Flinders Street Station
One of our most easily recognised ‘Entrances and Exits’
right on the intersection of Flinders Street, Swanston Street and St Kilda Road.
For many years this was the place to meet
‘Meet you on the steps under the clocks’
was the saying.
The clocks are those above the entrance and related to each of the train lines
giving the time of the next one on that line
as well as the platform it would leave from
‘In the name of progress’ they have been replaced
by an electronic board inside the forecourt
Diagonally across the road on one of the corners of Swanston Street
is St Paul’s Cathedral
This is the Great West Door from the street
(strange angle I know but the footpath wasn’t level!)
and from the inside looking out showing off the beautiful stain glass
Further up Swanston Street is the heritage listed Manchester Unity Building
Now just inside in the lobby was this banks of doors – are they entrances or exits??
Of course they are for the Lifts
( Elevators in other parts of the world)
Imagine waiting there and being able to admire the handiwork of the doors as well as the mosaic mural of the shield and motto of the company.
Then it was back across the road to Collins Street
I wanted to see the heritage listed Regent Theatre
with its glamorous wide stepped entrance foyer
We’ve been to many shows/performances here and it is a grand feeling
walking up those stairs admiring the chandeliers and the striking set of windows
going through the big double doors
then making your way into one of nicest theatres in town
Time to make our way home and for some its time for a drink.
Well not for me – but right acoss from the station is the heritage listed pub.
Young and Jacksons
Nicely situated, ready to quench the thirst of many a worker on a hot day
Home to Chloe
I could see the reflection of the station across the way In the door windows
and wondered how many had walked in
‘Just for a quick one’
before crossing the road to catch their train home
I’m also wondering just how long it will take for our beautiful city
to once again be known as Marvellous Melbourne !