SUE JACKSON Therapist/Writer/Photographer/Activist

Last year, as the unofficial blogger/photographer to the anti-East-West Link campaign, our battles were my blog's entire focus. But by Christmas, with the electoral win for people power and the dumping of the dud Tunnel, I was suddenly at a loss. What to write about now? Not sure yet. But there will be ongoing musings and images from this Australian life. So please leave a message. (No need to sign into an account. Simply comment as ‘anonymous’; then leave your name within the comment itself.)

Friday, June 06, 2014

Trains Not Tolls Rally Leafleting at Vic Market: Queen's birthday.

The beloved Queen Vic market

I'm no royalist. And I can't imagine either the market's regal namesake, Victoria, or the birthday girl, Elizabeth, enjoying wandering its crowded aisles, weighed down with shopping bags, before taking a well-earned rest - feet up and bratwurst sausage in hand. For such are the delights that entice hordes of shoppers to the Vic market every Saturday morning. And today those shoppers were in for a very special birthday treat, because with a mere three weeks until our Trains Not Tolls Rally, we protestors were there to greet them.

Some people signed our petition:

Others had their pictures taken:

Some shared their ideas:

Others shared a joke:

Standing outside the beautiful entrance way, I recalled the attempt in the '70s to demolish the market - to make way for a high rise development. Due to public outcry, the proposal came to nothing.

Saved from the axe - and for future generations

It felt like an omen. Hopefully, in the end, people power will prevail again and the Tunnel plan will end up where it belongs - in the rubbish bin of history.


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