1937: Exterior of Myer, Bourke Street Melbourne

Exterior of the Myer Emporium, Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1937 (Napier Waller, Architects) Photo courtesy of the Herald Sun Image Library - I worked in the Children's Wear Department for 5 years from 1991 - 1996

Melbourne's great eyesore, demolishing the 1960s Gas and Fuel Corporation buildings which obstructed a vista of heritage buildings along Flinders Street including St Paul's Cathedral to make way for Federation Square.

Gas & Fuel Corporation building, seen from above Young & Jackson's Hotel, Flinders Street, Melbourne - St Paul's Cathedral - Culture Victoria

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

A view from Flinders St Station.looking down Elizabeth St, Melbourne Victoria australia early

The Beatles in Melbourne, Australia. June, 1964.

The Beatles stand on the balcony of the St George Hotel, Wellington, shortly after their arrival in New Zealand on 21 June 1964 // from Alexander Turnbull Library

1951: People relax on the lawns outside the State Library of Victoria. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library/ARGUS

IT IS difficult to imagine today, but only a few decades ago a suburban-style motor accessories store stood at one of the Melbourne CBD’s prime locations.

Block Arcade. Melbourne, Australia.

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.

Mark Strizic Swan Street Richmond 1963 (at Church Street. Melbourne, Australia)

Swan Street, Richmond at Church Street 1 gelatin silver print, x cm. Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection donated by the Bowness Family through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program