The question does arise, why? Corner of Swasnton and Lonsdale Streets.
This is looking out from a Bumblebee tram in Bourke Street. It is very difficult to see properly and they are now looking very shabby on the outside. They were relatively new when I took these photos.
Job Warhouse has closed in Bourke Street. It used to sell fabrics and bolts and bolts of fabrics were piled around the store. The brother owners' father set up the business. They could all be terribly rude to the customers and if they judged that you weren't really there to buy, then they would ask you impolitely to leave the store.
Also in Bourke Street, Pelligrinis has been serving coffee since 1954, perhaps earlier, and was the first to import an Italian coffee machine.
What is behind these walls? It is the Melbourne Club garden. A couple of old duffers who had no doubt been inside the club partaking of a brandy were leaving. This is the corner of Little Collins Street and Ridgway Place.
The plane trees have to be seen to be believed. They are monsters .
A cozy little outdoor eating area in Meyer Place.
Just off the top of my head, The Palace in Bourke Street was once a picture theatre and then became a live music venue. A developer wants to demolish it to build a highrise building, naturally. My Non Dreaded Nephew attended a couple of protests to save it, but at this stage its status is still unclear.
I was walking past the lovely T & G building and I spied this mural in the entrance.
Then this nice pair of sculptures in their own alcoves to the side.
The Westin Hotel driveway with quite good lighting.
If you are familiar with Melbourne, you might be puzzled about these signs, given that the two streets run parallel. At the new extended western end of of Collins Street, it now curves to the north and meets Bourke Street.
Most of my readers are fans of modern architecture, aren't we children!
The wheel, and last week we took a circuit on the wheel. More about that later.