A few weeks ago, some friends, Romans and countrymen (but not your correspondent, who was not invited) stood on the supposedly hallowed turf of Lakeside Stadium, as the end of one era was ushered out the door with the subtlety of a bulldozer, to herald the oncoming of a new era in squeezing multiple sport and athletic entities that aren't Australian rules or cricket clubs into as small a space as possible. It guarantees our future somewhat, after the mess that some people who want all the glory but none of the stick got us into, but more on that another time. So it was perhaps, but in reality probably not worthwhile as we start this amazing journey which already started before this photo but ceremony is a complex thing, with a reminder of what we will lose - remembering the old place as it was - well, not old because there was something and someone there before us, and before them even, and while our tenure has thus far been relatively short, the promise is that we will be here for a lot longer - provided we make the required sacrifices. First photo courtesy of Cuddles. Second photo from the Nearmap service, with updates as they come to hand. Nearmap is a terrific alternative to Google Maps when it comes to Australian cities, the detail is often quite remarkable, and the feature which allows you to look back through previous editions is a terrific tool as well.