Weekly Photo Challenge-Door

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Door

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Doors from Geelong and Melbourne this week.

door_1943A Catholic Church door.
door_1855A Uniting Church door,

both found in Geelong.

door_0478A bright splash of red stood out against

the drab colours of old Melbourne

during last weekend’s Laneways walk.

I would have taken a full length shot except

for a bright red car parked in front.
door_0494Eye catching for other reasons is this

wrought iron and solid wood door.

Flinders-St-Stn_0064It could be argued that Flinders Street Station (above)

and Southern Cross Stations are

the railway doorways to Melbourne.

Eastern Victorian Rural trains carrying passengers

to Melbourne terminate at Flinders Street,

while Southern Cross Station caters for

passengers arriving from the west of the state.

Flinders-St-Stn-clocks_0064My parents often talked about

meeting under the clocks at Flinders Street,

in mid last century.

However, today meeting under Flinders Street clocks

is still common.

Those who know better, several decades ago,

decided to upgrade the clocks to digital format.

I think this may have cost a clock winder his job.

I am fairly certain that public pressure brought about

a return of a digitally operated the clock face.

Flinders Street Station’s other claim to fame is that

 was the first railway station in an Australia City

(Thank you Wikipedia)

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10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge-Door

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  2. Some striking doors – particularly those with knockers!
    I love that station building. We had a wealth of similar ones locally, in Durban and Pietermaritzburg, but they have been torn down steadily to make room for featureless monstrosities.

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    • I love the exterior but could not say the same about the interior 2300 last night after the football. Timetables all changed and I was lost and running out of time to catch trading home from Southern Cross. Wasn’t the only lost soul, either. 😀

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