Every time I walk past this new development, Emporium Melbourne, seems to becoming more facade less content.
It was sad and intresting (an odd combo I know) to watch so much of it being knocked down the other week and then last week all that was left was empty windows with daylight streaming through both sides.
I look forward to the new shops but am sad we seem to be losing so many of Melbourne's beautiful old buildings in there name.
For earlier posts on this new ... Read More
Watching Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries set in Melbourne in the 1920's is a little like sipping a sparkling champagne. Now we already know I am a Melbourne fan, but how cool is 1920's Melbourne? It's all Windsor Hotel, and train travel, and drinking before midday, and cute hats, and lots of jewels and shoes...really pretty shoes.
The 13 part mini series currently showing on ABC1 at the moment is a delicious adaptation of Kerry Greenwoods novels starring the glamorous and dashing lady detective ... Read More
The Paton Building is one of those buildings that looks sweetly squished between two larger buildings as it sits patiently on Elizabeth St.
I actually hadn't intended to include this building as a solo feature in this set of posts (I just snapped the pics while photographing The City of Melbounre Building across the road (the one that houses my imaginary apartment and lifestyle) - read the post before you write that sentence off as crazy. Then you are free to call it as crazy as you ... Read More
The city of Melbourne Building is one of the buildings that houses the fantasy inner city apartment of my imagination. With its curved wall between Lt Collins and Elizabeth St, Round Windows, Balconies and Turrets I have happily fantasised about a sweet little Melbournian Girl sized apartment on the very top floor where I will sip champagne, entertain friends and lead the most fabulously eccentric lifestyle...
The building, dated 1888 (cool year huh?), was built for the short lived ... Read More
I thought this week I would do a series of posts about looking up in Melbourne. Most people wandering about the city pay little attention to the stunning architecture so prevalent in our city. We seem to have wiped our ground level clear of the beautiful Victorian, turn of the century and art deco buildings that fill the city from the first floor up with generic (ok, sometimes glitteringly pretty) glass store fronts.
So over the next few days I will be ... Read More