…Clock with roman numerals…
…clocks made in far away countries…
Rhineland’s Cuckoo Clock Factory
has carved wooden figurines
dancing around to mark
the hour and half hour.
And again the
Flinders Street Clocks
mark the time of the next train
on each line passing through
An iconic place to meet
in Melbourne used to be…
‘…under the clocks at Flinders Street Station…’
Even the twenty-first century population
still appear to be waiting to meet
someone under the
Flinders Street Clocks.
We often hear of time machines which
are designed to transport us back
or forward in time.
These machines only exist in our minds,
novels and movies such as the
Back to the Future series.
Yet all round are…
…time measuring machines
Big ones on Bell Towers…
…much smaller versions to hag on a kitchen wall…
…and finally, Melbourne’s famous landmark
The Flinders Street Station clocks.
Let’s meet under the clocks
was an oft used phrase of
Melbournians and visitors alike.
A few decades ago the analogue clock faces
were going to be replaced by their digital cousins.
This caused much discontent in Melbourne
that a compromise was reached.
These analog faces are now digitally powered.
Southern Cross Railway Station,
…Flinders Street Station where you…
…meet under the clocks,
are both at the edge of Melbourne’s CBD.
However, at either station one can catch
the City Loop
(our underground – short as it may be),
leave the train at
Melbourne Central Station
and you will save a four block walk
from either station.
Don’t know why I haven’t thought
of that before today.. 🙂
A Melbourne special spot is
the footbridge over the Yarra River.
The long sandstone building is…
meet under the clocks.
The Twelve Apostles is one of my favourite spots,
which has unfortunately become too touristy for me.
is, Loch Ard Gorge.
At sunrise only a few joggers, dog walkers
and photographers encroach on one’s space
at Geelong’s Griffin Gully Pier.