Young people may wonder what this water is for. It is for passers by to water their horses. Watering your horse does not mean holding a watering can full of water over the horse, but simply giving the horse a drink. In my experience dogs quite like to drink from them too and after a hot hour of chasing errant cattle around, jumping into the water trough is the dog's preferred method of cooling off.
I have posted a photo of this lovely old building before (third photo down) which is now a bar or cafe or both. There are three or four of these odd baskets of terracotta pots.
The old Russell Street Police Headquarters, from back in the good old days before there was any police corruption. What? For some reason the radio mast, for D24, reminds me of RKO pictures. As well as being associated with the tv show Homicide, it was the site of a huge bomb blast (oh, I've written about that too). Now it is
Funny, I always imagined Bennetts Lane Jazz Club to be, well, in Bennetts Lane. Instead I find it in Latrobe Street. Ah, a map tells me Bennetts Lane is in behind the frontage. Anway, I don't like trilling trumpets, bellowing bugles or crying clarinets. I am so not a kool cat.
My Store Myer, well not anymore. Not that bit anyway. I just googled their advertising slogan, My Store Myer, and found my own post from last year. The open fireplace and chimney are interesting. I would guess it was a boiler firing fireplace. I don't think that part was actually the Myer store.