Thursday, October 09, 2008

Out and about in St Kilda #6


The Village Belle hotel in Barkly Street looks quite nice from the outside. Around the corner is a drive through bottle shop, or take away alcohol if you like.

I have only been in there once when a friend organised a tram party. The tram parked at the terminus and we trooped into the public bar and my friend in drag did a number on top of the bar. Needless to say, I did not take much notice of my surroundings. It takes a lot to surprise a St Kilda local, but they were amused.

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  1. The Village Belle. I couldn't place it. It took a while.
    I think it was sedate, it must have been; I never went in there. This was continental St Kilda: the nice area (or 'precinct' as quacks will say), quite appropriate I think, alongside a street of cake shops. The crude belles were elsewhere.

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  2. I once parked my car down the side street in the very right of the photo. That's the extent of my contribution.

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  3. "...my friend in drag did a number on top of the bar."

    I hope they cleaned it up again afterwards, especially if it was a number two.

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  4. A local hotel for local people Robert.

    Not sure that I would park my car in that street Rob.

    It was probably the sort of place that gets hosed out at the end of the night Brian.

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  5. OK. The Orlando seems fine -but where is Shirl's hot totty *Bloom*

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  6. It was a good pub, clean, a long way from the main *drag*.

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  7. Very nice M'lord.

    Pun intended Robert.

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  8. Nice architecture.

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  9. I knew it well in 1966 when I worked in the Commonwealth Bank on the corner opposite - which was a cafe 'Jackie O' the last time I saw it.

    Have you seen this tram photo site?, brought to my attention by my pal Ultramaroon Rises Again, aka Rob Manderson.

    peace and love

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  10. Jeez Cuz, Shirl's gonna stick forks in his eyes (on two levels) having seen that "Most recent photo" pic.

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  11. 'Tis nice Reuben, and I had not taken much notice of it until I went to take a snap.

    Yep Ann, well Jackie O's was at the side. What is the building now? Wait for the next post A hint, it kind of rhymes with Shocking Stupid, our nickname for the company. I don't think I have seen that tram/train site. Don't expect an update though, as I believe he committed suicide. His web site lives on.

    Not quite to standard of your last linked photo Sedgwick. I am over M'lord, it sounds too subservient. You may call me Hot Andrew, as your cuz does, but Shirl is fine.

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