Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Right place... the right time. The sun breaking through the clouds over the city, from Morell Bridge

Tuesday, 29 March 2011


Brunton Avenue, next to the MCG

Monday, 28 March 2011


Chapel Street, Windsor

Saturday, 26 March 2011


Somewhere in Richmond

Friday, 25 March 2011


Myer in the city

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Sunday, 20 March 2011


I rescued a European wasp from the Ornamental Lake in the Botanic Gardens (using a bird feather). If you look closely, you can see a tiny drop of water on its wing.

Sign extravaganza!

I've been wandering about a lot in the past few days taking photos of signs I've seen along the way - and, as always, spotting new signs I'd somehow not noticed before - but I haven't had a chance to post them until now, so this will be quite the epic...

J Higson and Sons, on the side of a fantastic late 19th
 century warehouse  on the corner of Flinders Lane and Higson Lane.

The 131 Flinders Lane frontage. I'm very curious about
its current use but there are no clues.

Remnants of its life as a warehouse remain on the Higson Lane side.
I'm not sure what business J Higson was in. Walking Melbourne says the
building is a "rare survivor" up the eastern end of town and was
 built in 1857 for importers and wholesalers Levy & Robertson.

I think this is the remnants of a sign too.

This is on Hosier Lane. I'm usually too busy
looking at the  street art to notice old paintwork.

Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Smith Street on the Fitzroy side. I spotted this sign
 after seeing a very faded Moran & Cato sign on Brunswick Street
when I was sitting in the window of Bean & Bagel on Johnston Street.
 I forgot to take a photo though. The interwebz tell me Moran & Cato
was the largest chain of grocery stores in Australia in the late 19th
and early 20th centuries, with two stores in Fitzroy.

A side street off Smith Street, Collingwood.

Smith Street, Fitzroy. R H Brooks Furniture?

Friday, 11 March 2011


A carnival ride at the Moomba festival, which started today beside the river.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Setting up

A drizzly start to the day as the Moomba carnival takes shape

Monday, 7 March 2011

Lunch time in the gardens

The city from Treasury Gardens

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Saturday, 5 March 2011


Moth in a front garden on Alexandra Avenue. I got one rushed shot before it flew off.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


One of the shells I picked up on the beach yesterday
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