Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sunday Selections

 Joining in with Elephant's Child for Sunday Selections. 

I am having a pretty final clean out of long saved photos in my Blog4Post folder, but I have a some new photos up my sleeve. Consequently these are quite random.

Not such a bad treatment of an old building being repurposed. Maybe in Latrobe Street It's in A'Beckett in the city. Go West? We can, for 5 kilometres and no more and then only for essential reasons.


The Practice of Reading Fortunes. Your guess is probably better than mine.


I was worried this house would be lost, but it wasn't and looks very nice now.


World Cola? What does that mean? The sign was painted back in the day when Melbourne had six digit phone numbers and not our current eight. There will be no need for nine, as people ditch their landlines.


A terrace of houses in South Yarra, as opposed to a terrace house.


A new apartment building opened earlier this year. It has an interesting cafe on the ground floor that has never opened because of COVID. This light sculpture is in the foyer of the apartment building.


To give you some perspective.


The Royce Hotel is an interesting building and I cannot put an architectural style name to it. It was once a Rolls Royce car dealership and I remember petrol bowsers right on the street in front of the car showroom. Our friend who lives in the mythical Larriken's End stayed there once.  


Nice, just before it peaked.

34 comments:

  1. Fascinating architecture. That last pic is just beautiful.

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  2. Love your selections.
    I do hope that cafe near the light sculpture can open. Soon.
    And am endlessly fascinated with terrace houses.

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    1. EC, I hope the cafe opens soon but we are not at all short of daytime cafes. I try to spread the love when out walking and stop and buy coffee.

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  3. The terraces are just beautiful. Didn't know all the info about John Wayne's activities in his later years,he's gone way down in my estimation.

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    1. Cheryl, I never liked him much. Maybe I had heard about his past earlier.

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  4. That's a nice white fence and I like the spiral light.

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    1. Gigi, I never really noticed the fence but you are right.

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  5. Another one here fascinated by the Australian terraced housing- the very well renovated ones you’ve shown as well as the little ‘run down’ ones in other suburbs.
    The inner city must be a bit dead at the moment. I wonder when it will return to big bustling marvellous Melbourne.

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    1. Cathy, I will post more terrace housing then. We are not short of them around here. Not much traffic, no one on trams or buses. No office workers on the street, but plenty out exercise walking. As I have said before after when I complained about our busy and congested city, be careful what you wish for.

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  6. Not counting our area code. My phone number both cell and landline has 7 numbers and when I was young my parents number was list was WAlnut and then five numbers

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    1. Ah Dora, the old letter and number combination. Our cell phones are 10 numbers., broken into 4, 3 and 3 numbers.

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  7. The light sculpture looks like a giant bedspring to me :)
    Royce Hotel: mid-eastern deco style? Is that a thing?
    I like the balconies on that first building, very nice.

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    1. River, lol, yes like a bedspring. I think the building in the first photo is pretty good. I will take more photos of The Royce so everyone can see it properly.

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  8. Royce Hotel is actually much lovelier than your photo, both outside and especially inside. I took the students in to look at the art deco layout, decoration and furniture, and we really enjoyed it.

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    1. Hels, it was just an incidental photo and I did not do it justice. I will fix!

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  9. I do like those houses in the final picture; I wonder if the interiors are as interesting as the exteriors?

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    1. Cro, probably fairly good front rooms, quite as they would have originally been. The rear of them would be modern, open and open to a rear courtyard which could be very nice.

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  10. The Royce hotel could be Spanish Mission style but I've really got no idea

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    1. Ian, I had the same thought myself.

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  11. Lovely selection and terrace houses nicely kept are always good to look at.

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    1. Margaret, we sure have plenty of terrace housing, grand and modest.

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  12. I like reuse of space like the Royce, I had never seen the term petrol bowser - Googled it.

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    1. Travel, we call them petrol pumps now. Bowser is an old fashioned term.

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  13. I'm guessing that World and Cola are graffiti tags -- perhaps two different people. Just a guess. I like the fortune teller street art, and I love those terraced houses!

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    1. You may right about the tags, Steve. The l letter in both words looks very similar. Thanks.

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  14. Fantastic Brother Drew - These Are Great In Every Way - Some Very Unique Styles And Attractive Off Shoots - Stay Strong And Keep Snapping Off Photos

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks Padre. I will keep snapping and hope they are of interest.

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  15. I do love the terrace houses but I don't think I'd like to live in one, love my garden🌺 When you take more pics of the Royce can you nip in and get some shots of the Art Deco details Hels mentioned.. thanks Andrew 😉

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    1. Grace, I have been inside and I don't remember it as been very deco inside, but maybe I just didn't notice. It is of course closed at the moment.

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  16. I quite like terrace house, but they are usually too narrow and small, so not somewhere I would like to live in.

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    1. Sami, I would never say they were great in their original form, buy opened at the back, which they all will have been, not so bad.

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  17. COLA--cost of living adjustment? That's what it generally refers to here.

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    1. Strayer, you might be quite right about that. It makes sense.

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