Friday, February 10, 2017
You can find this reserve here.
This is a short lane way to the south of the reserve which allows further pedestrian access. Classic 'walkability' design.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
I don't quite 'get' the form or idea behind the Eagle Street Park, but the presence of these houses on the corner of the block suggests that it's at least 50 years old. But see below.
This early (1966?) Melways map however gives an extra element to the story. It appears that Eagle Street and Raven Grove were once 'First' and 'Second' street. No inclusion of any linear/internal park space in the Melways however. In various forays into suburban subdivision however it is notable how many times the insanely, perversely unimaginative subdividers of Melbourne have sought to tag suburbs of the city with the names of its central business district streets (Burke, Collins, King... if you're unfamiliar). The one thing I would say in favour of this is that - slightly more sophisticatedly and 'insider'-ish than numbering First, Second etc - if such streets retained their sequential relation to each other, you can orient yourself from, say, Russell St Werribee to Bourke Street Werribee. Except Russell Street Melbourne runs perpendicular to Burke and Collins so, actually, you can't!