I walked along Southbank unsuccessfully looking for something then crossed the river on the old St Kilda and Port Melbourne Railway Bridge. It is now called Sandridge Bridge, Sandridge being a former name for Port Melbourne. Eureka towers up into the sky. When completed in 2006 Eureka was the tallest residential building in the world. By 2013 is was 14th.
I have pondered why the Elizabeth Street end of Flinders Street Station has a grand clock tower and the Flinders Street end none. Well, it does have a nice dome. Every so often grand plans are developed for Flinders Street Station but not quite as often as plans dreamt up to roof over the Jolimont rail yards. Poor old Flinders Street Station. She is neglected and badly needs a restoration and some good thinking put into how to make her work better as a public transport hub. She does not need grand plans and to be swamped by some ghastly connecting modern travesty.
Would you believe a public telephone would be useful in Campbell Arcarde that runs under Flinders Street from the station as there is barely a phone signal.
There were once many public telephones.
And a lift for the less abled.
Some rather good work done by a photo restoration person, I think in Royal Arcade.
Myer department store. Pink wigs en vogue.
Now in the South Melbourne area. Some decoration lifting a quite ordinary apartment building.
The other side of Eureka. Note the cube sticking out near the top. Within the cube are people staring down at what was an opaque floor that has instantly become clear glass under them. While I knew this area had many high rise building, I did not know it has so much low to medium rise. The red funnel is to clear exhaust fumes from the road tunnels underneath. In my experience, it doesn't work very well. If you drive through the Burnley Tunnel when there are a lot of trucks using it, your car will fill up with diesel fumes unless you close windows and turn off fresh air ventilation. The only other tunnel where I have experienced this and it was worse, is Sydney's M5 road tunnel near the airport.
In Coventry Street at the side of the Army Barracks. GR I understand is George Regina, that is King George VI reigning. Correct me if I am wrong.