This is Turner Street, on which I walked up from the Yarra River.
Efficiency would have told me to then turn left and make my way to the main entrance of Victoria Park Station, but I did not. I continued along Turner Street. Not many buildings have street names on them in Australia but this house did. As have most properties along this street, this one had a large extension.
A delightful streetscape.
A classic early Victorian period cottage where a professional type probably once lived. There will be a hallway behind the front door with a series of rooms, bedrooms and living rooms, off to the side. At the rear of this house, unlike its original state, the house will be full width and open to a nice courtyard. Somewhere, a nice bathroom will have been installed and while it will still be small, it will be a very nice place. Such wonderful polychromatic brick work.
This is a very handsome house. Quite large enough for one.
Tracks to school, an attempt to encourage children to walk to school. Where am I? I forget the suburb name but I expect quite a number of children in this area walk to school. If you find independent young children anywhere in Melbourne, they will be in our inner northern and north eastern suburbs. With their hipster university educated parents who hold professional jobs with big firms but flaunt their green lefty credentials, it is a sure thing that they will bring up very clever and confident children.
I had no idea I would come across Victoria Park, former home to the Collingwood Football Club (Australian Rules). It is undergoing a lot of works. We still have most of the various old suburban football grounds, from the days when it was Victorian Rules before it became a national competition. St Kilda's Junction Oval, North Melbourne's Arden Street, Carlton's Princess Park, Hawthorn's Glenferrie Oval and some remnants of the Fitzroy football ground, which I showed you a year or so ago in my old Inner Circle train line walk.
It seems like this old entrance is to be kept.
Some historical dates with details carved into stone.
The rear side of the entrance.
Works were happening as sport was being played.
I think it is just terrific and it is wide open to the public. The Sherrin Stand to your left and the Bob Rose Stand to your right.
Another former entrance.
More information. I was a bit tuckered out so I did not stop to read.
Still a work in progress.