Furthermore, nearly 30 years ago I caught a Manly ferry to Sydney from the
docks here, but that's another story.
The voyage was certainly a thousand miles from care but somewhat more than
seven miles from Sydney!
On Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:40:00 UTC+10, Dudley Horscroft wrote:
> But think what the view used to be like. From roughly where you took the
> photo, the earlier view was of a massive fence protecting
> Victoria Dock from nefarious gentlemen, courtesy of the MHT. And behind
> you would have been the decaying yards of the goods
> terminals back of Spencer Street Station. One entrance to the dock would
> have been roughly where the NAB tower is now, and then
> you, after passing the constabulary guarding the dock would have had the
> long, long trek down a most uninspiring road to the
> junction with Flinders Street extension. In the City? Not yet, another
> walk down Flinders Street extension to Spencer Street and
> life. At least, on the way, you passed the Flying Angel and the Melbourne
> Walk a bit further and you arrived at the Pieteria - welcome venue where
> one could consume Australia's national dish - before the
> advent of the Pizza Parlour!
> Dudley Horscroft
> ----- Original Message -----
> Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:27 AM
> Subject: Re: [TramsDownUnder] Re: The No Place place
> > On 15/05/2018 6:57 AM, Prescott wrote:
> >> It's looks like you have a bit of modern Sydney grafted on to the west
> >> end of the Melbourne CBD there Mal! That'll save you a trip north ;)
> > That comparison did occur to me Tony, but I didn't want to upset the
> > denizens of Australia's biggest city.
> > I should also admit that the (attached) view over "Victoria Harbour",
> > while being pretty good by Docklands standards, is not quite up to
> > Sydney Harbour!
> > Mal Rowe - pleasec to have a tram in the view for Melbourne's little
> > harbour.
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