Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Echoes of 'Marvellous Melbourne'

From a distance, Melbourne looks like a glass and steel Oz.

Up close however, at street level, it's still Marvellous Melbourne, the architectural beauty of the 19th century.

Chapel Street, Prahran, my old stomping ground rediscovered

The city has changed a lot since I last lived there in 1987. I remember in those days you would never have walked west of Spencer Street after hours (or anytime, if you didn't need to). Now it's the Docklands, sought-after. It's as if the whole city has been re-orientated to face west. But they're on the brink of overdoing the formulaic apartment blocks.

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