Monday, 15 July 2013

BATMAN PARK

Batman Park is a small park located on the northern bank of the Yarra River. It is bordered by Spencer Street at the west, Flinders Street Viaduct and Rebecca Walk to the north, and King Street to the east. The orange pierce-work murals conceal a number of stall-like shops and small businesses that border the park, under the Flinders St Viaduct.

The park was established in 1982 through the conversion of a disused freight train rail yard and was named after one of the founders of Melbourne, John Batman with historical associations as a landing place of the Schooner Rebecca and nearby settlement at Batman's Hill.

A pigeon loft in the north-east corner of the park encourages pigeons to roost away from the city buildings and streets. Their eggs are captured and disposed of to curtail the population.

This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme,
and also part of the Monday Murals meme.









9 comments:

  1. I find the pigeon loft an amazing way of controlling the birds.

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  2. wow, that's interesting...a little sad, but i guess that's the way it has to be

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  3. what a great concept on those pigeon homes, and it looks graphic and fits in with the area nicely

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  4. What a great way of controlling the pigeon population. Love the subtle mural too.

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  5. A great series of shots but my favourite is the image you submitted to MoM. Really interesting perspective and such a dramatic composition. Thank you so much for sharing your work with Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  6. Great photos, love that pigeon loft.

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  7. At first I thought you were talking about Bruce Wayne and his buddy Robin. Glad you set me straight. The images remind me of computer print-outs of old. Love that disused industrial property was replaced by a park. Kind of like the high line in Manhattan. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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