Saturday, January 29, 2011
Why did I take this photo? I can't recall. It is Soda Rock I think. Before it was Johnny Rockets or something like that, an American style hamburger joint. Underneath is a night club where taxis queue on Monday mornings and give R botheration when he is going to work. He lowered his passenger window one Monday morning and recounted to me that he heard a dude asking his bitch to suck him.
It was originally a cable tram engine house, back in the days when the Toorak tram only went as far as Irving Road and not Glenferrie Road. I think it also ran the cables for the Chapel Street trams, but I am not so sure about that.
The building is to be demolished soon, for what? You guessed, smart apartments.
Across Toorak Road was South Yarra Arms hotel, now Sportsgal. I bought my first dope outside the South Yarra Arms, as the Skyhooks song goes. A wee bit south down Chapel Street was the abattoir. Lol, there are still abattoirs in Chapel Street, the meat is a bit different.
Originally written 24/03/10.