The inner northern suburbs of Northcote/Thornbury have a reputation of being popular with ladies who wear sensible shoes. I recently visited there and found little to interest me but I'll make the best of it. High Street is a very long street of shops and while there are some interesting ones in the mix, there is a lot of walking to cover all the shops.
Today's quiz is for you to tell me what this car panel beating premises was built for? I think the photo is by Mal Rowe. The rest are mine.
The area in my mind begins once you cross Merri Creek in High Street. In times past you would have alighted from the Clifton Hill cable tram, crossed the Merri Creek Bridge and then boarded another cable tram to continue your trip along High Street as far as Dundas Street. Read what Jayne had to say about it.
You then cross this longish bridgie causwayey thingo. Now I used to know about this. Research. I can't get the search words right. It is essentially a bridge with a solid base and it divides the area in two. I suppose it stretches for about half a kilometre. You can see the city skyline quite well from the tram. V, did you tell me about it?
Nothing wrong with organic, except the price. Seems that if it is grown without expensive fertilisers, insecticides at whatever else chemicals, it costs more. Perhaps they pick the bugs off by hand.
Northcote Town Hall, built back in the days when a town hall looked like a town hall.
I knew I would forget the name of this very trendy looking cafe. While on the surface it appeared to be a place where women with sensible shoes like to visit, they mostly had babies with them, so they were only pretend women with sensible shoes. Hmm, there has been an explosion in the number of babies in the area, but not an explosion in the number of fathers. Hmm indeed. Oh, I just found the name of the cafe, well restaurant actually. It has had some terrible reviews. Best I say nothing. I don't have any money.
I thought this building was just gorgeous.
Parts of High Street have a nice streetscape. Clearly Planning Minister Madden hasn't taken much of an interest in the area, yet. But there are parts that are not so nice too, with more recent but shabby buildings. Our friend in Japan used to live in the area, but after scanning a map, none of the street names jump out at me. V?
Oh, and how did I get there? I walked to Punt Road and caught the Punt Road bus to Clifton Hill and then the tram. I will avoid that bus route in the future. What a nightmare trip.