Tuesday, 21 December 2010

I should change my blog name to Signs in Melbourne...

Chung Wah Cafe  - on the building in Heffernan Lane which now houses the Wing Loong restaurant. It was extensively damaged inside by fire two weeks ago (note the blackened, glassless windows).

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Pawn on Swan

The Australian Mont de Piete.

This is tucked away in Byron Street, off Swan Street in Richmond (the building is, coincidentally, now a French bakery). I'd seen the bottom writing (under the graffiti), before but not noticed the writing across the top of the building. Mont de piete is a government-controlled pawnshop. Is it just my eyes, or does there appear to be an extra T in 'piete' in the top shot?

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Something press

I've walked along Tattersalls Lane in the CBD many a time but never looked up at the right moment to see this.
Anyone know what the top bit used to say?

Thursday, 9 December 2010


From Morell Bridge

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Here comes the rain

Looking west from my office on the 47th floor yesterday afternoon.
The rain skirted the city though. (Taken on my phone.)

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Last rays

Lovely light in the city last night as I walked home

Sunday, 28 November 2010

What's happened...

...to the Alma Doepel? She's berthed at Victoria Harbour in a very neglected state...
Ah, the interbwebs tell me she's being restored.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Park Street

I walked this way on my way to vote this morning. I love these old terrace houses

Friday, 26 November 2010

South Wharf

No doubt most people would think this old shed in the Docklands is an eyesore,
but I like it. Not sure what works they're doing there.  I'm sure if they were going to knock it down
 it would have been long gone by now.

Sunset + rain = lovely. Just behind the Mission to Seafarers.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Window boxes

In a laneway off Gertrude Street, Brunswick

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Pom pom

I can't resist snapping these furry thistle seed thingies

PS Girl in Melbourne has racked up its 50th follower. I can't tell who it was, but thanks! And thanks to the other 49 of you too.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

More old signage...

Old and even older on Brunswick Street

What was Patersons homewares (?) store on Smith Street
PS Curse the old powerlines!

Bus stop

The demolition of a building on Smith Street, Collingwood reveals an old school bus

Friday, 12 November 2010


More fun with the AAMI Park lights and a shaky camera

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

I spy

The view from Level 43 of my building

Sunday, 7 November 2010


...and sunny. These clouds didn't drop any rain here, but maybe they did out east.
 Looking out my bedroom window this afternoon.

Friday, 5 November 2010


The city and greenery basking in the late afternoon sun are what caught my eye - the water taxi was a bonus.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

I see hearts everywhere

I don't know if some street artitst has made it their 'thing' to paint hearts in inner city laneways  
or if it's just a coincidence that I keep seeing them. These are in Duckboard Place/ACDC Lane.  

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


The Sandridge Bridge. I love the way this original brickwork was left exposed. 

The  Eliza Tinsley Engineering sign remains on what is now
known as the Eliza Tinsley Building on Bourke Street.

Bricked in doorways on Barry Lane (these buildings front onto
Queen Street). The original brickwork is so old it's virtually crumbling.

That shadow of a demolished building still visible on the side
of the Shot Tower at Melbourne Central.

More bricked in doors/windows on what I'd say was once a warehouse.
I can't make out what the old sign says. This is the back of McDonald's
 on the corner of Elizabeth and Therry Streets near Victoria Market.

The old Carlton Brewery on the corner of Bouverie and Victoria Streets,
 the site of a major new development. Part of the building
already appears to have been demolished but I'm assuming
 the imposing exterior will be retained because they've propped
 it up with steel supports.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Laneway love affair

Taken in various city laneways

Two wheels

I think this was in an alley off A'Beckett Street

Behind a motorcycle repair shop in a laneway off Little Latrobe Street

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The bells

Big bell

Small bell. Two of the Federation Bells at Birrarung Marr, shot from directly below.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Friday, 22 October 2010

Train clouds

From the bridge on Batman Avenue tonight before light rain started to fall.
(If the bridge has a name, it completely escapes me right now.)

Thursday, 21 October 2010


Ornamental Lake, Royal Botanic Gardens


Seed pod spotted in the Botanic Gardens
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