Cole's Book Arcade, Melbourne ( ca. 1900)

This is the ground floor of Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne as it was in The top flat can be seen in the previous set of pictures. Half of a stereoview by George Rose. The business continued to operate after Cole's death in finally closing in

A view from Flinders St Station...looking down Elizabeth St, Melbourne. early 1900s

In his autobiographical essay, ‘Seen from the window,’ Henri Lefebvre describes looking from the balcony of his apartment in central Paris on to a busy intersection over a period of several hours.

Block Arcade, Collins Street – Mark Strizic , 1967

Block Arcade, Collins Street – Mark Strizic , 1967 Still looks much the same. Arcades (& lanes) are wonderful in Melbourne city and help make the city different to the other capitals in Australia. The Hopetoun tea rooms are still in operation.

Interior of the Federal Coffee palace in Melbourne, cnr of King and Collins St, demolished in the 1970s.  Photo via walkingmelbourne.com.au

Interior of the Federal Hotel (originally Coffee Palace) in Melbourne, cnr of King and Collins St, demolished in the

The beautiful Melbourne Fish Market, located on the Yarra River side of Flinders Street, between King and Spencer Streets. Long gone.

The Melbourne Corporation Markets also known as The Fish Market was located at the south-east corner of Flinders and Spencer Streets. Built in 1890 and demolished in

Workmen haul one of the clock’s four dials into position atop the tower of Flinders Street station, Melbourne in 1909.

Workmen haul one of the clock’s four dials into position atop the tower of Flinders Street station, Melbourne in

Bruno Benini Eastern Market (demolished) Melbourne Victoria Australia 1957

Helen Homeward Wearing a Phillipa Gowns Cocktail Dress, Eastern Market 1956 Silver gelatin photograph, Bruno Benini Australia

Coles New World Supermarket Waterfield Street East Coburg

Coles New World - I remember the very first supermarkets.with automatic sliding doors!

Grand cinema, Coburg

Flashback to 1947 when Moreland had a cinema . the Hoyts’ Grand Cinema was located at 324 Sydney Road, Coburg.

Buxton's stationery store, Swanston Street, site of a major exhibition by the Australian Impressionists in August 1889. It included 183 works, with the majority by Tom Roberts (62), Charles Conder (46) and Arthur Streeton (40).

Buxton's stationery store, Swanston Street, site of a major exhibition by the Australian Impressionists in August It included 183 works, with the majority by Tom Roberts Charles Conder and Arthur Streeton

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