A row, or a terrace of cottages. Isn't it strange the the decorative gable is not on two of them. Removed or just not built? One even has the chimney missing. Now that would be a removal for sure. Bit of foliage growing from one of the chimney pots.
The traffic sewer of Kingsway is not our favourite place to walk but walk it we must to get to our local watering hole next door, The Palmerston Hotel next to this new building. We wondered what would happen to these sole remaining houses when we became a aware of the new development. They have been renovated, but I doubt they originally looked much like this when they were built.
This new development in Albert Road is a odd beast, especially from where I am standing and it dominates what was a dominant building. The building it frames is The Hallmark apartment building, formerly the Holiday Inn, but best known by people of a certain age by its original name, the St Kilda Road Travelodge.
Here it is viewed from Albert Road.
Finally, another new building in Albert Road. It lends dignity to the house it towers over? No?
I like this work at the entrance though.
Does the foyer decoration speak to you of something? Yes, it is very Asian style decoration and quite appropriate as I have only seen Asian residents coming and going from the building. R has looked at it on the net and says the rooms are very small.