Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Turner Reserve (between Bridge and Graham)

New trees have been planted in Turner Reserve, strengthening the line of trees along the path as part of the overall work on upgrading the Railway Reserves. Its hard to imagine that only 20 years ago this was a railway siding.
I love the distant views of the city you get from various parts of Port Melbourne.
Vandalism is always a concern. Keep an eye on those trees!
Care of the Reserves has been an issue for over a century:
'(the neighbours) seem to think that the Reserve is intended by nature for empty jam tins, broken crockery, dead cats or other rubbish of still more objectionable kinds' from the Port Melbourne Tribune 1888 quoted in Railway Rockeries: Tales of the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Reserves, Port Melbourne