My goodness it seems like it was only yesterday and I was talking about letters of the alphabet with Mum.
So today for the letter E – we could look at Entertainment, Exercise, Enjoyment
But no, today I have chosen – Entrances and Exits.
A few years ago (2010) I had to go up to the city – I had some time to spare so was able to have a look at (and photograph) some marvellous Entrances and Exits in the city known in the late 1800s as Marvellous Melbourne
Flinders Street Station
One of our most easily recognised Entrance and Exits
right on the intersection of Flinders Street, Swanston Street and St Kilda Road.
For many years this was the place to meet
‘Meet you on the steps under the clocks’
was the saying.
the clocks were related to each of the train lines
and gave the time of the next one on that line
as well as the platform it would leave from
Like many things these days they have been replaced
by an electronic board inside the forecourt 🙂
This is the Great West Door from the street
(strange angle I know but the footpath wasn’t level!)
The large entrance is surrounded by pillars and posts
(and people passing by lol)
just inside in the lobby was this banks of doors – (entrances and exits??)
Of course they are for the Lifts
or Elevators as they are called in some parts of the world.
Imagine waiting there and being able to admire the handiwork of the doors as well as the mosaic mural of the shield and motto of the company.
Then it’s across the road to Collins Street
to see the heritage listed Regent Theatre
with its glamorous wide stepped entrance foyer.
We’ve been to many shows here and it is a grand special feeling walking through those doors at the top – one of the nicest theatres in town
Chandeliers and the beautiful window above the doors !
Time to make our way home and for some its time for a drink.
Well not for me – but right acoss from the station is Young and Jacksons
Do pop over to Mum’s blog and see what others have written about the letter E