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There aren’t many railway stations I’ve encountered that that deserve a post of their own: this grand one does. Flinders Street Station covers two blocks in the heart of Melbourne right beside the river. It’s under renovation, so some of its glory is cloaked in scaffolding. The mural, a mixture of painting and mosaic, was created by Mirka Mora, a prominent Australian artist and part of the Heide circle: it dominates the river end of the station. The grandeur offers a home to one of the many homeless people living rough in the centre of this beautiful city: his bedding reminds undisturbed just under three public phones.