Pretty photos of buildings, and the stories behind them.
To steal a line from the Skyhooks, there is a lot to see when the sun sets over Carlton. 1960s concrete Housing Commission towers. Jeff Kennett’s legacy in the Melbourne Museum ‘blade’. The dome of the Royal Exhibition Building. ICI House and St Patrick’s Cathedral. The east end of the CBD. And finally, the west […]
Normally Melbourne’s Windsor Hotel is viewed from the front entrance on Spring Street. Where trams trundle past on their loop of the city. You might look at it from the south-east corner, where Little Collins and Spring Streets meet. Or from the steps of Parliament House, where numerous skyscrapers loom large overhead. However the side […]
Watching the sun rise in the east, then set in the west – you’d think it is simple, but sometimes it isn’t.
On 28th March 2013 a neglected wall at the CUB Brewery site fell onto Swanston Street, killing three pedestrians. So how many other abandoned buildings around Melbourne are at risk of falling over? I found one at the corner of Abbotsford Street and Flemington Road in North Melbourne recently, attracted by the ‘Wheelwright’ and ‘Shoeing Forge’ signs on the facade.