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Old 04-22-2008, 09:52 AM   #931
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awww!!! two of them
I think the one on the left was a juvenile... it was leaping about later on.
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Mt Smart #2. It's a bit different now, there's an area in that photo on the far side cordoned off, it now has a small building on it with a balcony that has a great view.
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I feel sorry for this tram. It was retired and sent to be lovingly looked after by the heritage fleet guys ... then a boost in patronage meant that it was pressed back into regular service late last year!

But it means I can photograph it! This is Z1 #1. When it was delivered in 1975, it was Melbourne's first new tram since 1956 (barring a one-off import in 1963) and completely revolutionised things. Previously, the W class were dominant. The arrival of Z1 #1 was proof Melbourne's tram network, unlike almost every other one in the English-speaking world, had survived the 1960s' closures.



Rock the fuck on, Z1 #1.
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After another storm:

I caught the sky changing colour





Those are amazing shots!
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After another storm:

I caught the sky changing colour
Oooh, neat. Those remind me of Queensland.

That's the one thing that makes me laugh about Melbourne - we get these "storm" warnings and I sit around thinking "well, OK, so it's raining, but this isn't really a storm, now is it?"
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Since i'm on a Mt Smart photo binge, here is is from 2004.



I love the idea of building the stadium into the quarried remains of a volcanic cone.
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It was pretty cool. As I recall, the storm ended not long before sunset, so it went from dark to light to dark again pretty quickly.
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Oooh, neat. Those remind me of Queensland.

That's the one thing that makes me laugh about Melbourne - we get these "storm" warnings and I sit around thinking "well, OK, so it's raining, but this isn't really a storm, now is it?"
I always enjoy going to Queensland for the superb thunderstorms.
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The number 2 ground and the main stadium are connected by a tunnel. It's really cool.
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Z1 #1 changing tracks so that it can leave the Dudley Street terminus.
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I reckon! It was the only time all trip i needed the sport mode of my camera
My camera doesn't have a sport mode, or image stabilisation.

Hence, many of my U2 concert pics look like this:

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I feel sorry for this tram. It was retired and sent to be lovingly looked after by the heritage fleet guys ... then a boost in patronage meant that it was pressed back into regular service late last year!

But it means I can photograph it! This is Z1 #1. When it was delivered in 1975, it was Melbourne's first new tram since 1956 (barring a one-off import in 1963) and completely revolutionised things. Previously, the W class were dominant. The arrival of Z1 #1 was proof Melbourne's tram network, unlike almost every other one in the English-speaking world, had survived the 1960s' closures.



Rock the fuck on, Z1 #1.
Historic transport things still being used for their intended purpose
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The number 2 ground and the main stadium are connected by a tunnel. It's really cool.
Hah, neat.

What I liked about Mt Smart Stadium when I visited for U2 was walking from Penrose station along the then disused Onehunga branch railway!

Glad to see that's now being restored. I understand they're going to put in a station for Mt Smart Stadium.
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My camera doesn't have a sport mode, or image stabilisation.

Hence, many of my U2 concert pics look like this:

That's what i get with my nice camera. Hence why i took my El Budget camera to U2

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I love the idea of building the stadium into the quarried remains of a volcanic cone.
Haha, awesome.

All of Mexico city is pretty much inside a MASSIVE crater... which leads to all manner of air pollution issues, to say nothing of the sediments under the buildings tending to liquefy during an earthquake.
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