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A Red Dust Storm Overtaking Australia’s Western Coast 2013 taken by cellphone.

The Images Showing a Red Dust Storm Overtaking Australia’s Coast Are Breathtaking

"...definitely an eerie feeling."

Victoria Railways S303 locomotive shell made to appear to have crashed into the Station Hotel on Greville Street, Prahran, Victoria, Australia. The locomotive was removed and the hotel remodeled in about 2011.

Train exiting a hotel

Memory is such an unreliable thing. This is not how I remember the train coming out of the Station Hotel in Greville Street, Prahran? This is the hotel as it was last year. I think it is a posh/trendy place now. I was doubtful that this is what it looked like, but by checking with Street View, all seems to add up. The house is now part of the hotel. Of course VR stands for Victorian Railways and not my father's mate Victor Richards. My father invented his mate when I asked why there was a VR…

White Star Line, SS 'Suevic' & Orient Line, SS 'Orsova' at Railway Pier, Port Melbourne, circa 1913 Photographer: Stanley Fletcher

The Melbourne Story

The Melbourne Story exhibition is packed with icons of the city's past and present. Open daily 10am-5pm.

San Remo, Victoria Australia over looking Phillip Island. The original house on the right is still there. 4th house on the left as you enter San Remo. It's been fully restored and looks better than ever!  The old church is now out the back of Trenavin Park mansion in Ventnor on Phillip Island used for the occasional wedding, and it looks absolutely beautiful.

San Remo, Victoria Australia over looking Phillip Island. The original house on the right is still there. 4th house on the left as you enter San Remo. It's been fully restored and looks better than ever! The old church is now out the back of Trenavin Park mansion in Ventnor on Phillip Island used for the occasional wedding, and it looks absolutely beautiful.