The corner of Swanston Streeet and Bourke Street is known as the centre of town. The other key intersection in the city is Swanston and Flinders Street, where our main suburban railway station is located. Swanston Street is the main thoroughfare in the city of Melbourne and it is the spine of the city and once it crosses the Yarra River over Princes Bridge, it becomes the grand boulevard of St Kilda Road.
I could not shoo tourists away from these sculptures, so I took coffee outdoors opposite the Town Hall and came back. The front man used to often have a ciggie stuck in his mouth. I haven't seen that for a good while. It's called Three Business Men Who Brought Their Own Lunch: Batman, Swanston and Hoddle. They were all famous people in Melbourne's history.
Pigs can fly? Apparently so. These are Weathervanes, by an American born sculptor, Daniel Jenkins. Whoever looks up at this corner? People should. There is always stuffs to be seen on high.
The brightly coloured car to right is a tram operation vehicle. The driver gesticulated to the passing police car about the offending private motorist in a place he really should not be, that is driving on raised tram platform stop. Yes, it was a he. The police stopped and looked at the offending driver, but did nothing. The motorist then mounted the footpath to get past the tram passenger area and guilelessly proceeded down Swanston Street.
This same day Daniel tweeted about a busker's van parked on the platform of a tram stop. Our city seems lawless. I complained to the City of Melbourne about private cars parking between Little Bourke Street and Lonsdale Street and suddenly there was law enforcement, but now the illegal car parkers are back. Yes, driver of ZTL949, you are quite a stupid person. The cyclist does not look happy at being forced from his space.
Melbourne's busiest tram thoroughfare was disrupted for an hour a week or so ago by an errant driver, who dropped her wheels over the edge of a tram stop. It just amazes me how motorists think they might possibly be allowed to drive along a street when they have to mount a kerb to get past a tram stop barrier. Photo was published on Twitter, but I am not sure by who. The car is well and truly stuck and it looks like being a tow truck job. Hundreds, if not more than a thousand people were inconvenienced. There are various signs to warn drivers to not enter.
Yes, I was just snapping away to fill in time while waiting for a shiny new E Class tram to St Kilda. The tram is very long and the one in front was running late so this smart new one was nearly empty. I watched the driver operating the controls for a while through the glass panel behind him and then wandered down the length of the tram to see what was to be seen, and looked at the controls at the other end. Good tram.