Turning around I notice city views.
I strolled up a side street past this splendid old gum tree.
Ah, this looks nice
And so does this. Might that be a driveway gravel of a grand house?
It is Bundoora Homestead, located in the evocatively named Snake Gully Drive.
Although in the the first photo below is what would have normally greeted visitors, in the second one to the left is the side that faces you as you approach from the street. The modern public entrance is on the side that cannot be seen in either photo.
I find bricked up openings quite fascinating, as my imagination wonders about why was it bricked up and what was there.
Back in Plenty Road, I noticed Flavours buffet restaurant has closed and vegetation is starting to creep in on it. It was once a Smorgys Restaurant, known for its smorgasbord, or buffet, food.
Some house interior shots and a little history in another post.
Later Edit: Flavours, aka Smorgys has gone up in smoke. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/smorgys-site-smoulders-following-blaze-20130908-2tdqn.html