We visited Acland Street St Kilda, for reasons I can't recall.
Keep calm and drink coffee. I do. I do. Vote early and often and drink coffee early and often. This place is almost down to Barkly Street in the entrance to the Coles arcade and makes very nice and slightly unusual sausage rolls.
Greasy Joe's is not quite the same anymore. In fact as we knew it, it has gone. A place of the same name is a couple of doors along. I had not been to Acland Street since the time we met up with two blog mates Ann O'Dyne and Pants, and we refreshed ourselves at Dog's Bar, just a little up the Acland Street hill.
What happened to Deverolis? Gone, no doubt to be smart apartments.
Today I was looking at old photos of the marvellous Crystal Ballroom at The George Hotel. It is disused at the moment. Later I looked at photos of the more gorgeous Gershwin Room at The Esplanade Hotel. Both The Gershwin Room and Crystal Ballroom were important music venues in the seventies and eighties, with the Ballroom more focused on punk music. Should I go out and steal a couple of photos to show you? Ok, you have convinced me.
This is the Espy Gershwin Room. No, I haven't ever been.
Nor have I have been to the Crystal Ballroom at The George. It might be too late. It is up for lease. Oh if its walls could talk......that is if the walls could hear anything over the music.