Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sunday Selections

Joining with Elephant's Child and others, this week's Sunday Selections are photos I have come across on the net.

Not too many Melburnians would know that the route 67 tram once went from Carnegie to St Kilda Beach via Dandenong Road, St Kilda Junction and Fitzroy Street. Photo by David Featherstone.


A little artwork from a Frenchman's blog, who writes in French, which of course it easy enough to translate, but I don't bother. Nevertheless, among the challenging things he at times posts, there are some gems.




Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is an artist's drawing and it was never actually built, and thank goodness that Pittsburgh did not end up with a people moving crate.


How lucious is this early 20th century photo (glass print whatever that means) of Sydney's Circular Quay. Behind the tall building at the rear would have been the castle like Fort Macquarie tram depot, demolished to build the Sydney Opera House on the same site.

A formal ceremonial march in the same era, also at the Quay.


Trams lined up to clear the crowds from Sydney's Randwick Racecourse. Fantastic crowd clearing video at this post of mine, the last video, of trams at a Randwick Racecourse meeting.


Along with our photos online when we visited Sea Life aquarium, oddly this pair of visitors were included. Mine is not bad but yours has a bit of weight on.


On this day I read on Twitter that Melbourne's oldest brick building is on the north east corner of Elizabeth and Collins Street. I had to locate myself and think about which direction is north east, but there you have it. I took a photo of the building a couple of weeks ago, just because I liked it.

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  1. A lovely selection this week.
    The glass print is interesting too. Of course you already had a photo of Melbourne's oldest building in your files. I would have expected nothing less.

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    1. Thanks EC. It was much to my surprise that I had the photo.

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  2. Is that the Manchester Insurance building or something like that? I'm sure I have a photo of it somewhere from my travels.

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    1. Maire, the MU building is featured in this post. https://highriser.blogspot.com/2015/05/attractive-city-corners.html It is my favourite city building but it wasn't the one in the photo above.

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  3. Now I've had my early morning outing via your post...it's time for me to squeeze some oranges, then make a coffee...and then settle in and read the paper, followed by a day at the Aus Open!

    Have a good week, Andrew...take care. :)

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  4. The black and white photos of early Sydney are beautiful.

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    1. Cheryl, thanks and they really are nice.

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  5. Our trams were always functional, but now they are symbolic as well. The green petrol-free trams glide around the suburbs and in the city, yelling Beautiful Melbourne to locals and visitors.

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    1. Hels, while Sydney builds a less than terrific 'light rail'.

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  6. I wouldn't mind riding the crate in Pennsylvania. The old photos are beautiful.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, wondering if you have been to Pennsylvania.

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  7. Interesting to see the old photos.

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    1. Margaret, aren't old photos terrific at times.

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  8. That building in the final photo looks a lot like our "Beehive" on the corner of Rundle Mall and King William Street, because it is easy to recognise people would often arrange to meet in the city at the Beehive Corner.
    I imagine "glass Print" would be a photo printed on glass? my daughter has one that she had made from a photo she took of Glenelg Beach, it hangs in her office.
    I love the artwork and the old photos.

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    1. River, like people meet on the steps of our Flinders Street Station. Cool. I don't understand the process of glass photo printing.

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  9. Looking at old black and white photos is one of my favourite things Andrew and absolutely enjoyed watching the old videos again. Melbourne's oldest brick building is a treat to see, merci beaucoup 💙

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    1. Grace, I could spend a life looking at 'old stuff'. Photos, films, travel posters and more. Thanks.

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  10. The people moving crate---hmm, looks like a cattle carrier. The Frenchman's art is strange yet compelling and whimsical in some ways. I don't know about that aquarium and seeming to be within the midst of sharks. I might run.

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    1. Strayer, it is a glass tunnel you walk through but in the photo it is just a superimposed backdrop.

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