Results tagged “tram”

monday morning's alright for standing

A shock on the 86 this morning - it's not right for a Monday, not when it's the wrong side of 7am - we've got one of those trams where they've ripped out most of the seats and put a line of bum-cushions down along the windows, instead. For a little while, I teeter on the edge of one of the few real seats left, but figure that I'll be giving it up for somebody more worthy some time real soon now, and so decide to pre-empt the situation before there's nowhere good to stand. The end of the tram suits me. I can stare out the back window, watching the rails shoot out and away, the rain make patterns on the windscreen, and drivers swarming around the rear of the tram like angry bees.

familiar things in unfamiliar places

On my last ride to in work on the 112 tram, we reached the SuperStopTM at the top end of Collins St. I watched a scraggly old man carefully drape an Australian flag across a rubbish bin, before picking up his plastic bags and walking off. A few passers-by looked nervously at it, before it blew off and fell in a crumpled heap on the ground.

shakespeare's brother

Overheard on the 70 tram heading along Flinders St today, just after midday: "Shakespeare had it hard, y'know...the puritans tried to ban theatre...they tried to ban Christmas!"


I took a slightly more circuitous route home, thinking that a walk would do me good, and that I'd be able to see how the old street was going. The tram, however, was full. I couldn't see much past the other passengers, so it was all just a blur of old Northcote memories as I strained to see through the window and work out what had changed in the past few months. By the time the crowd thinned out I was back in more familiar territory, so I left it behind and set out on foot.

station'ry is expanding to cover trams, buses and taxis - i haven't been taking the train much, lately, and we seem a bit starved for content.