I am joining River with Sunday Selections and this Sunday the photos are not so random and I think all taken on the same day, although some time ago.
The east of Federation Square is not a particularly attractive place. Note the very skinny modern building near the centre of the photo, in Flinders Street.
Famed for its graffiti and murals, Hosier Lane is ever popular with tourists but not really popular with me.
The Forum Theatre is owned by the Marriner Group and is badly in need of maintenance. David Marriner says he will stump up to have it restored if he can build a huge glass tower behind it.
The Duke of Wellington at the corner of Flinders and Russell Streets was established in 1853 and is Melbourne's oldest licensed (to serve alcohol) hotel.
Chanel, Russell Street.
I am guessing these are 'bunjils', an aboriginal word for eagles.
Scots Church on one corner.
St Michael's Uniting Church on the other.
More strange sculpture, which I believe sits over a closed underground men's toilet.
How did traffic lights get up there?
Life is an illusion and this building may be too.
I must have changed trains in Richmond. Should buildings like this be saved? I believe so because what will replace it will be vile. This early Victorian style building sits comfortably in the street and a coat of paint is all that is needed.
In Balaclava now. This is what you do with old buildings. Make use of them in new construction.
The Greyhound Hotel looks fantastic now, especially when illuminated at night. The new block of flats next to it is ghastly and way too tall for the street. It looks even worse when viewed from across Brighton Road.