The Cage

When I lived in Melbourne I used to ride my bike into town. I rode down Footscray Road, past the Melbourne Docklands. It was a place of high brick walls topped with barbed wire. I really hated the ambience of the place.  I was pleased to see that those walls have all now been demolished.

So I was very sad to see in Sydney that not only was the Sydney Harbour Bridge covered on one side in Barbed Wire, but the walkways were completely enclosed in mesh fences and barbed wire. This gives it the feel of a prison. The people who did it clearly were only interested in security and had no interest in maintaining the landmark as a public and tourist friendly destination. Why go to a goal when you can visit the bridge! Really there must be better solutions. The experience is ruined.

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