Social media has been swept with the #10YearChallenge – people posting photos from ten years ago. I’ve been doing this for a while now, though this tends to be of spots around Melbourne, rather than personal photos.
I suspect the challenge for some is even finding the photos.
Anyway, here’s January 2009…
Flinders Street Station tower, snapped from across the road at Victoria University, which was the venue for Lego Brickvention that year.
Back then, Brickvention was not the huge massive crowded event it is these days. (More pics and video)
View of Melbourne from the deck of the replica Enterprize sailing ship, from a short sail we did from Williamstown.
On the way home from the Enterprize, at Newport station. Even back then it was busy on a Sunday afternoon.
Remember when there were milk crate men everywhere? This is near South Kensington. My little camera couldn’t handle the speed of a photo from a moving train.
Chess in Swanston Street.
Trams (and not much else) in Docklands.
Remember the Hitachi trains? Here’s one arriving at Richmond.
…and inside. I assume it was a warm day, as all the windows are open. This only did so much, of course… on a very hot day, hot air blowing through the carriage helped a bit, but wasn’t actually all that pleasant. These days the entire train fleet is air-conditioned, but the tram fleet isn’t there yet.
At Southbank, looking southwest at the Sandridge rail bridge. I can’t see the sculptures, but presumably they are there in the background, as apparently they have been present since 2006.
A Connex-liveried Siemens train arrives at Malvern
One of the benefits of public transport is you can use the time to play with your phone. Back in 2009, the phone companies seemed to think this involved – wait for it – making telephone calls.
5 replies on “Old photos from January 2009”
I preferred the billboards for Robur Tea.
Those photos are terrific. Thanks.
Interesting that some Sydney trains have “quiet carriages” where you can’t use your phones for voice calls and you are asked to talk quietly. Whereas 10 years ago, Telstra was encouraging commuters to natter on the train. I would love quiet carriages on Melbourne trains!
You’d never have seen one of those ads on the V/Line network! Even now.
Hitachi trains – they look so… old!
Newport – are they all the people waiting for the shuttle to Williamstown?
Roger, there are quiet carriages on V/Line. But as I travel in the off-peak direction, it’s usually pretty quiet regardless!
Back before the tram tracks on Harbour Esplanade were shifted slightly to the east!