Architecture

Pretty photos of buildings, and the stories behind them.

‘Mr Scruff’ and the Total Car Park

I was out in Melbourne the other night and stumbled on a very interesting looking poster – the accuracy of which caught me by surprise.

Poster for a 'Mr Scruff' gig at 170 Russell in Melbourne, featuring the Total Car Park

When the sun sets over Carlton

To steal a line from the Skyhooks, there is a lot to see when the sun sets over Carlton.

Housing Commission of Victoria apartment towers

Melbourne’s Windsor Hotel from all angles

Normally Melbourne’s Windsor Hotel is viewed from the front entrance on Spring Street. But what does it look like from the other side?

Melbourne's Hotel Windsor on Spring Street

Melbourne sunrise – from the south?

Watching the sun rise in the east, then set in the west – you’d think it is simple, but sometimes it isn’t.

Sunrise on Bourke Street

Threatening cracks at another neglected building

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.

Massive crack in the facade of 243-251 Flemington Road, North Melbourne