Stained glass, secrets and pigeon poo

•March 19, 2014 • 3 Comments

Andrew, Shane and myself revisited an abandoned Masonic hall on the weekend.  The stained glass windows are still intact, fortunately, and the floors are as craptastic as ever.  There were some pretty white pigeons this time around (two alive; one dead).  A lot of the stuff in the back room has disappeared.  The front of the building has been tagged, which is disappointing.

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We’ve theorised that the property was going to be redeveloped into an apartment or office block, but there’s no indication that anything is set to happen there anytime soon.

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More social media

•March 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I made a 500px thingie.

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Just sayin’.

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Hellburn

•February 22, 2014 • 2 Comments

Getting a tram down Brunswick St at midnight on a Friday pretty much sums up everything that is wrong with Melbourne in one easy little section of street.

Of course, the CBD is just as bad at best, but why traipse across that many intersections when you can have young drunk morons threatening to throw up next to you (on their way to the club), guys chugging from bottles of wine whilst stepping on your toes with no apology, or speed-freaks from the suburbs spouting witty racist comments in the short time it takes you to get from Alexandra Parade to Johnston St on a tram?

Maybe I’m just getting old, but if that’s the alternative in this shithole then maybe I’m glad to be getting old.

I didn’t see any fistfights or stabbings tonight, though perhaps I was just a little too early.

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Abandoned Melbourne market revisit – now even more trashed

•February 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The abandoned Melbourne market that Andrew and I visited last week has been trashed a fair deal since then.  Entire barriers on the upper level are missing, and the glass counters of Paradise Seafoods and the adjoining shop are in pieces on the ground.

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Not the most fascinating place ever, but what was fascinating was that the building didn’t seem very old.  I have no idea how long this place was open for but it doesn’t appear to be very long.  The basement is still flooding with water just like it was last week, and there is electricity still on.

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Banksia La Trobe Secondary College is almost gone

•February 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment

This is what Banksia La Trobe Secondary College looked like today:

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My parents went to this school back in the 1960s when it was called Heidelberg High School.

My mum was sad when she saw my photos of the trashed interior.  She will probably be pretty sad when she sees the above photo.

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Another abandoned Melbourne school

•February 5, 2014 • 3 Comments

I just love abandoned schools.  We visited one just before Christmas.  Demolition had already commenced, but the lovely old buildings were as yet untouched.

Bit of graffiti, bit trashed, but overall not too bad.  I picked up a sweet Genetics textbook too!  Genetics, my favourite.

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Abandoned Melbourne market fun

•January 29, 2014 • 1 Comment

Andrew and I stopped by an abandoned Melbourne market today.  I scored a donut shop sign to add to my Klepto Kollection, but we resisted the many bottles of soft drink lying around (sorry Tan, didn’t bring you back any Pepsi).  It was pretty sweet and the building didn’t look very old at all.  The water is still on and the basement is flooding.  I didn’t take any photos because I’m an idiot who forgot to charge her camera battery, but here are a couple from Andrew starring moi.

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Eat more donuts!

Eat more donuts!

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