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Urban Exploration: Under the Bridge, Australia - 07/01/2013
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While many of the posts you'll read here focus on grandiose monuments or the notorious scenes of global tragedy, I nevertheless remain an ardent fan of the commonplace; in particular, I'm fascinated infrastructure and 'accidental landscapes'. It's a topic I discussed in a little more detail when I infiltrated the rooftops of a Bulgarian shopping centre , not so long ago. This time, it's a historic road bridge that I managed to explore in Australia. It has been featured here before, in fact - you might just have spotted this bridge in the background when I wrote about the ANZAC Drain , preferred meeting place of Melbourne's Cave Clan chapter. As chance would have it, a few nights after that first report I passed by again... managing to find my way inside the framework of this iconic structure. Down by the Yarra The bridge in question crosses both the Yarra River and the Monash Freeway, connecting Melbourne's southern suburbs to the CBD. And, when I came to research the site, I found that it actually had quite an interesting history attached. I found myself wandering along the riverbank late one evening, as I made my way home on foot from a city centre nightclub. It was the end of summer, and the local wildlife was out in force; more than once I spotted the beady eyes of possums watching me from the trees that grow beside the cycle path. Further along, I almost walked headfirst into an intricate web hanging over the footpath. It was the work of an Australian Garden Orb Weaver ...

Urban Exploration: Under the Bridge, Australia



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