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Melbourne

The lion

I wonder how many people notice gems like this, high up above our streets. It’s on a building on William Street, between Collins and Bourke.

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Melbourne

Little Bourke Street

Along Little Bourke Street, in the block between Queen and William Streets, are a couple of stunning buildings. The City West telephone exchange: The Supreme Court (sometimes you’ll see this on the news — I think it’s a nicer entrance than that facing onto William Street): Another section of the Supreme Court towers above the […]

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Melbourne

Love a bit of Neo-Gothic architecture on a grey night

This building looked extra-foreboding last night against the grey sky. It’s the Bank Of New Zealand Australia building, on the corner of Collins and Queen Streets. BNZA is sounds like ANZ backwards, but it’s actually now part of NAB. The building was once known as A.C.Goode House, the original section of which dates back to […]

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Consumerism Melbourne

2R3YM – That’s the Myers facade backwards

There’s often some interesting pictures to be had from the sixth floor of the renovated Myer store. I snapped these the other day.

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Melbourne

Lonsdale House

Lonsdale House, pictured in early February. Check the tower. Isn’t that great? Here’s how the site looks now it’s gone. Okay, it wasn’t real art deco, it was just an art deco facade on a Victorian building. See comments But it does seem a shame that at least the facade couldn’t have been kept with […]

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Melbourne Photos

Cathedral Arcade

Almost hidden away in the bottom of The Nicholas Building is the Cathedral Arcade. I can’t say I frequent the quaint shops in there — I just use it as a shortcut — but that ceiling is quite amazing.