It's only really horrid when you compare it to todays skyline, you just look in amazement at the difference.How is that bad lol? I think Melbourne was always ahead of the other state capitals in term of its skyline..
Yeh, but did you ever see the grass go parched in the last couple of years, anywhere? I was having this discussion with someone the other day, and they agreed, has not been parched. I remember when I was growing up, all the nature strips and lawns in our street would always go brown in the summer, except for the ones that watered there lawns, they would always go brown without exception, I remember this as we would always be playing on them, in recent years the grasses have remained green, despite our worst drought ever....work that one out?doesnt take much for grass to go green, all you need is a few nights of rain and a day of sunshine..
Yes true, but we went for the longest periods without rain during the recent summer, it went for more than 2 weeks at one stage from memory without a drop of rain, yet the grass remained green. And they where hot days....can't work it out, doesn't matter.the drought is based on yearly rainfall figures, just because we have received the lowest average rainfall since records began doesnt mean none has fell in urban areas of Melbourne.. rural areas are the ones that have copped it most.. just because our lawns are nice and green it doesnt stop the fact we are expiriencing the worst drought ever.
Yep they could have had cruise ships right up to Victoria Harbour but the dickhead Kennett Govt planning Minister MacCelland at the time bent over backwards (or is it forwards?) to let Transurban save some money by keeping the bridge low.haha.. dont get me started on the Bolte Bridge, they call that architecture? to me its an unfinished looking block of concrete that has a freeway running through it. It was the perfect place for a trully landmark bridge, such a waste.
Most new cruise ships can't get under the SHB, nevermind trying to build something high enough where the bolte is.Yep they could have had cruise ships right up to Victoria Harbour but the dickhead Kennett Govt planning Minister MacCelland at the time bent over backwards (or is it forwards?) to let Transurban save some money by keeping the bridge low.
BTW that pic is most likely 1983 when Melbourne had a very bad drought like the one atm.