There were some years when I very rarely visited the city. In that time it changed quite a lot. I recall Degraves St as it is in the b/w photo and I was astonished to see its transformation when I happened across it a few years ago.
It fairly well typifies what has happened all over Melbourne. I like latte'ing with the best of them and I suppose this transformation of our city is generally is a good thing, I suppose. But there were some nice things about the old Melbourne that I miss.