The Consulate General of the United States premises in St Kilda Road is guarded by our federal police. Immediately after 9/11, the beds under the flowering trees were a mass of wreaths spreading out onto the paving.
The Australian way to save historic buildings, that is build something really tall and ugly behind them.
Yve has had issues, like 7 million dollars worth, which is what the developer of the building is paying to have balcony problems rectified. This has been going on for years now, scaffolding goes up, comes down and goes up again. The landscaping has been ruined and will have to be redone. It is said that Australian tennis player Leighton Hewitt lives there.
The old property on Queens Road has a development built on its land but I feel it is much better done that the above example.
The back of Yve in Queens Lane.
Yes, the building behind does not quite dominate the old building.
Wisteria across Queens Road at Albert Park Lake.
Still in Queens Road, a horrid but useful traffic sewer, is this older apartment block with the Scottish sounding name Kinross.
People taking drinks outside on a nice sunny day at the venue, The Park.
A little further along Queens Road this curious garden feature is in front of an apartment building. I suppose I like it. It's different at least.
Next door is the Indonesian Consulate General.
I forget which massacre the Indonesian army committed in East Timor, but in the protests that followed, many small white crosses were hammered into this grass land across the road from the Consulate. It was a very effective statement, I thought, and seen by thousands of passing motorists each day.
This land being used as a car park would certainly not be returning the maximum amount of dollars to the owner and I expect it will be demolished in the near future for..........guess what? Apartments.
On to Windsor and I have never noticed this old chimney before. I must investigate but I think it was probably to do with the old Red Tulip chocolate factory.