A love of the weird and wonderful keeps me writing!
Published July 17th 2012
ACDC Lane, Melbourne
The lyrics of U2's song "Where the Streets Have No Name" centre on the belief that, in Belfast, you can identify a person's religion and income by knowing which street they live on. When I found out this snippet of information recently, I started thinking about the streets of Melbourne. My thoughts wandered not to whether you could identify a person's religion or income but more the street names themselves. Melbourne has some corkers! Here is a list of 5 of the most entertaining street names in Melbourne and nearby suburbs:
This is a narrow laneway running between Exhibition Street and Russel Street in Melbourne. Previously called "Coorporation Lane", a unanimous vote by Melbourne City Council in October 2004, changed the name as a tribute to the Australian rock band AC/DC.
Automobile Precinct, Mill Park Many of the streets in Mill Park are named after car manufacturers including Bentley Way, Benz Close, Bugatti Court, Buick Crescent and Honda Drive.
The most entertaining part about this name and road is that there is a slight zig-zag at the beginning, but the rest is as straight as an arrow!
Bionic Ear Lane, East Melbourne The name Bionic Ear Lane commemorates the pioneering research and work of Australian medical scientist Professor Graeme Clark. He developed the multi-channel cochlear implant, the first hearing device to give real speech understanding to people who are profoundly deaf. The lane is behind Burlington Terrace where the Bionic Ear Institute can be found.