I guess this is Coburg Station.
There was a large graffiti and tagged covered muriel (:-P) and I decided to focus on these two characters within the muriel.
A retirement project for me is to visit and identify every chimbley like this in Melbourne. There are quite a number of them.
Now, where am I?Ah yes, the beginning of the second walk in Carr Street, North Coburg. There are some nice houses here.
I quite like this style of house from the 50s or early 60s. They were usually well built and spacious.
A nice little observation platform.
Looking down here.
Swans mate for life, but have affairs behind each other's backs, according to genetic testing. Never mind, it still looks like a happy family unit.
Why wasn't I told about the lovely Coburg Lake, an ideal place for a picnic and look, large exotic trees, so seldom seen on this side of town.
A bit of an amphitheatre.
A tribute to Middle Eastern people in the area who do good works.
Oh look, the disused Pentridge Prison.
I had no idea I would come across this.
At the far end of the lake is a spillway down to the creek bed below.
A marvellous bluestone bridge with Newlands Road running along the bridge. The western part of Victoria has abundant hard basalt rock, formed from solidified volcanic lava flows, which we refer to as bluestone.
I could not read this but with a camera zoom, it partly says, Newlands Bridge, erected by Penal Department, August 1855.
Wasted land where so many apartments and houses could be built. Where is a developer when one is needed?
At times the creek widens and at times it narrows.
Another bluestone bridge. Not quite sure which road travels over this bridge.
I like the two eyed drain in this photo.
It could be an FB General Motors Holden but more likely an EK, made around 1962.
Rather good condition. Why don't cars have venetian blinds anymore?
This bridge was very unstable and the recently installed barriers are I guess to slow cyclists down. It is scheduled for replacement.
I am over googling to find out who Alan 'Flash' Flanders is.
Isn't that just the sweetest thing to come across.
I am being radiated by the electricical. The high voltage wires generally follow the path of the valley.
A vegetable garden. What a surprise.
That may well be Joe in the far left of the photo.
That is an impressive bridge. I crossed it.
I guess this is the rear of the Islamic Museum. Coffee might have been nice but I don't know that it was open.
The rear of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade workshops and store.
The weather was turning bleak after a warm start to the day. The very light rain was becoming heavier and once I reached Moreland Road, I trudged up the hill to catch the tram back to town.