Monday, April 14, 2008

Noice!

The George Hotel in Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, does not look pretty at the moment. Much of its paint is peeling off. Actually, odd as it may seem, I have grown to like the look. Below is an ex State Savings Bank of Victoria I came across in Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy. Not only is the paint peeling, but bits of it are falling off. Such a shame but it is not too late for it to be repaired.
This is the hotel I mentioned yesterday, Lomond. It is freshly painted and looks very grand. It is on the corner of Nicholson Street and Blythe Street. Ripper hey.


16 comments:

  1. I recognise that hotel. That whole area of Melbourne is very nice I think. South Brunswick/North Carlton. And such pubs are certainly worth a visit. For me that will be when I turn eighteen - and devolve into a barfly.

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  2. Aah, brings back sweet memories of going to primary school near there. Although back then, I didn't take much notice of it - who knew it could look so good?

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  3. No turning into a barfly Reuben. Stay focused.

    As soon as I saw it Captain, I knew at some time it would have looked pretty bad.

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  4. "Much of its paint is peeling off."

    Paint? What's that? Oh, I know...it's that flurescant green and yellow stuff that the council round these parts cover all their property in about once every thirty-five years or so, or whenever a member of the royal family is about to visit.

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  5. Great pics of some lovely old buildings :)

    I'd love to see the old Sir Charles Hotham Hotel in Flinders St given even a sniff of a paint brush one day.

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  6. funnily enough, I like the George as it is as well. There's an air of elegance about her, no matter how shabby.

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  7. Can't place it Jayne. Is it on a corner?

    Yep MD, down at the heel but elegant.

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  8. Yep it's on a corner ( lack of sleep preventing me from plucking the name out of the grey matter, perhaps Spencer and Flinders ?) it's a back packers hostel now, with a 7/11 store downstairs, shabby white peeling paint job but the architecture has been quite nice originally.

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  9. Let's hope no erroneous developer liquidates these historic relics.

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  10. WHat a gorgeous building that is Andrew :)

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  11. Great photos Andrew and I see what you mean about the paint peeling off. Let's hope they never become "unique development opportunities! There's a triangular (flat iron?) building at the corner of St George's Rd and Taplin St Nth Fitzroy that I've always liked.

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  12. Yep, I know it Jayne.

    Some will go I guess Reuben, but I think Lomond Hotel will stay. The old bank building is bit iffy though.

    One of the grander ones in East Brunswick Cowgirl, aka Cazzie.

    Not familiar with that one Lad. I will at least have a look on google satellite.

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  13. The Lomond is a lovely looking old pub. I think the building Lad Litter is referring to is the old Post Office which is now a restaurant or it was last time I looked. A very unusual building though and well preserved.

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  14. Worth a trip to have a look LiD.

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  15. Anonymous12:58 pm

    Have seen a few old buildings on my trips down to Melb with this peeling paint effect similar to the George Hotel. Especially in Brunswick Street - I think the effect is quaint and should be left as is. You can see the layers of history exposed on these loverly old buildings. Just like us with our wrinkles.

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  16. Like this one Anon.
    http://highriser.blogspot.com/2008/01/haircut-in-brunswick-street.html

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