Today I visited the New Sydney Hotel for lunch with some fellow nerds. On the way in I stopped to check out a nice big hole in the ground. Big holes have always fascinated me, so I really could not resist. Even better, there was an excavator working. The big hole is along the Brooker Highway, between the Tasmanian Polytechnic building and the Hobart Officeworks store. This space has been occupied by a car park behind some old original cottages in Campbell St. As for what they are doing there, I have no idea.
I looked straight down from where I stood against the fence, and it is really a very deep hole. There were markings on the ground leading to a manhole shaft so I guess they are going to be adding some drainage. Will be interesting to watch.
After I turned to leave I noticed something very cool. Someone had come along and inserted a heap of plastic cups into the fence, and spelt out the words “I FEEL EMPTY”.