BAD is in Greenland.
"Dad, why is VR engraved on the teaspoon?"
"It belonged to my mate Victor Richards."
I believed him until one day some years later I learnt it stood for Victorian Railways. It had been 'acquired' by a person unknown.
In the photo below you can see Flinders Street Station illuminated to celebrate 100 years of Victorian Railways in 1954, and also a royal visit. It must have been a huge and expensive job to light it as such, and imagine how much power would have been needed for all those incandescent lamps. Quite impressive for 1954.The station stretches for a full city block, from Swanston Street to Elizabeth Street, and a bit beyond.
I think they station facade was floodlit during a 1980s renovation. The lighting was crude but effective enough, just floodlighting from a distance. The most recent renovation had lighting much improved and I think it looks great. Not Victor Richards but another Victor, Victor in Sydney, who makes frequent flying visits to Melbourne to see performances and art, took a couple of good photos of the effect of the most recent lighting job.
You simply must click this link to see the current lighting.
But I am not so keen on the effect when I discovered these photos at the Herald Sun electric newspaper. I hope the coloured lighting is used sparingly, perhaps just for special occasions.