"I really wanted to go to Alamein" Camberwell by craic
Camberwell Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 10 photos
Yep, there is a suburb here in Melbourne called Alamein and it is serviced by the train.
You get to Camberwell and you hear the disembodied voice chant - "Change here for Alamein."
My uncle fought at El Alamein and I grew up with Alamein looming large.
So I set out to go to Alamein in Melbourne.
I don't know what I was expecting. Probably not much, because there is no VT location for Alamein.
But I was expecting a war memorial.
It is a single line from Camberwell to Alamein. The train choofs out and then it choofs back.
It goes through Riversdale, Willison, Hartwell, Burwood, Ashburton - and then Alamein.
The stations are close together. It is a peaceful suburban scene, undisturbed by conglomerations of interesting shops. Or any war memorials, that I could see.
And here is a pic of the piazza in Camberwell. They have a Sunday market here. Camberwell is not the prettiest place in the world - but they do have a lovely Art Deco cinema called the Rivoli. I will get a pic of it next time I visit.
- Pros:Alamein and Camberwell are very different.
- Cons:Nothing wrong with being different.
- In a nutshell:Both of them are pleasant places.
I could not believe my luck. In a side street so it is quiet. (In case you are not up with Melbourne iconography... more travel advice
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