Monday, July 28, 2014

IN ARTISTS LANE PRAHRAN


We were confronted with this nasty looking
character just off Artists Lane in Prahran.
Shared with Monday Mural.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

DOCKLANDS AND BEYOND


The Melbourne metropolis viewed over the rooftop of Southern Cross Station. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

LUNE CROISSANTS - 29 SCOTT STREET ELWOOD


Yesterday we were treated to the delights of Lune Croissanterie ... and what a rare and tasty treat it was.  Lune opens every Friday from 7.30 am and Saturday and Sunday from 8 am and remains until sold out ... and they sell out quickly.  I'm told that to snaffle some of these tantalizing pastries you need to get their early.  Their menu includes Pain au Chocolat, Macadamia and salted caramel, the original croissant aux Amande and many other mouth watering temptations. Thanks so much to Daughter of J for bringing a touch of Paris to our day.  Cheers J.

Friday, July 25, 2014

MOTHER & SON


Last night we were fortunate to snaffle tickets for the opening night of Mother & Son a revival of an Australian TV comedy series on stage.  Like the TV series the play took a humourous look at caring for the aged, dementia and responsibility.  We laughed with Maggie, the ageing Mother, as she grappled with the cordless phone, mobile ring tones, the television remote and personal alarms it reminded me that as we take each trip around the sun the important thing is to smile.  PS a touch of selective memory doesn't hurt either.  Cheers J. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

PIXEL BUILDING, QUEENSBERRY ST, CARLTON


The Pixel Building in Queensburry Street, Carlton may not be the prettiest building but it sure is one of the most colourful. It was the first building in Australia to achieve a perfect Green Star score.  "A Green Icon".

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

HOSIER LANE MELBOURNE


Best be prepared for any sort of weather.
Photographed by Mrs J.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LONSDALE STREET MELBOURNE


Looking for colour no a grey day a few weeks ago.

Monday, July 21, 2014

KEEP CLEAR IN PRAHRAN


I think this mural pained on a garage roller door means Keep Clear!
Shared with Mural Monday.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

DISCOVER MELBOURNE LANEWAYS


Divert from the main streets into the laneways.
Discover a different take on city life.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

UNIQLO MELBOURNE


Uniqlo's display windows reflect their red glow into Lonsdale Street.  Uniqlo's first store opened in Hiroshima Japan in 1984.  Last year these windows belonged to Myer Melbourne.  Myer's first store opened in Bendigo Victoria in 1900. The first Myer store in Melbourne opened in 1914 and the Lonsdale Street store pictured above was Myer's from the 1920's. 

P.S. Uniqlo stands for Unique Clothing.

Friday, July 18, 2014

SALE IN BOURKE STREET


Seen in Bourke Street.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

ICY IN MELBOURNE


Winter cast Melbourne in icy shades of blue today.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

HORIZONS AT THE GRAMPIANS


It's a big wide world out there.
Photographed by Gina a The Grampians National Park.
235 kilometres west of Melbourne.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

TYRANNY OF DISTANCE CAFE AND LUBRITORIUM


We found this "Lubritorium" at the rear of a shop in a side street just off Chapel Street Windsor.  A very quirky and imaginative name don't you think?  Various online dictionaries tell me that a "Lubritorium" is a place where motor vehicles were lubricated.  Here the conversation is lubricated.  Cheers J.