As I said, I was impressed with the remake of Balaclava Station. It was a long time coming, but hey, it was done before Southland Station has been built, with an even longer timeline. This is the platform for Sandringham bound train passengers. The facilities for inbound passengers are much better, but outbound is not so bad.
Blurry, but a live time tram indicator for the passing routes 3 and 16 trams is a great thing, although wouldn't it be more useful to passengers on the other platform getting off the train, rather than where people get on the train?
When the dark building was built, we lost a good chunk of our views towards St Kilda. A new building rising in Queens Road will probably see this view disappear too, the end of St Kilda Marina, the Palais Theatre and the apartment building, Edgewater Towers.
Back for a long weekend visit a week ago. He spent more time in the coziness of his bed this visit than usually.
We slip away to Perth for a week or so, and the world changes, with the synagogue opposite getting some extra lighting. I think it looks great, especially coming along Kingsway when you reach St Kilda Road.
The artist's name was not visible to me, but I did not closely search because rain was absolutely p p p.....pelting down. The wall is along the ramp up to the outbound Balaclava Station entrance. The word above, Sinch, is the name of a graffitist who was electrocuted when train surfing at the station. Many of his scrawls can be seen around Balaclava. I am not sure that he was an artist.
I did find a name on this panel in William Street, Balaclava, but google is not helpful.