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A beautiful #SuburbsofMelbourneMonday today 🌞 Union Rd, Surrey Hills looking south from the Croydon Rd intersection, 1909. Recognise the building on the right? #surreyhills #unionroad #historicalmelbourne #melbourneheritage #vintagemelbourne #historicalphotos #boroondara #boroondaralibraries @vic_archives
155-159 #SwanstonStreet, west side, between Little Collins and Bourke, as it was in 1952, when the building (Victorian shops done over in the 20s or 30s) was sold for £180,000. The building is still there, hidden behind the trees, as are the ones either side. But not protected - not within the retail area precinct, nor individually listed !Something for the CBD review. Thanks to @heraldsunphoto_retro for this one!
155-159 #SwanstonStreet , west side, between Little Collins and Bourke, as it was in 1952, when the building (Victorian shops done over in the 20s or 30s) was sold for £180,000. The building is still there, hidden behind the trees, as are the ones either side. But not protected - not within the retail area precinct, nor individually listed !Something for the CBD review. Thanks to @heraldsunphoto_retro for this one!
A #staircase that was #builttolast. Located in former Exhibition Boot factory, #brunswickstreet #Fitzroy. Built in 1873, the building is today used by #ACU and the #MaryGlowreyMuseum. #stair #stairworkout #ourheritage #ourhistory #oldbuildings #melbourneheritage #melbourneoldbuilding #melbournehistoricalbuildings #halfwayupthestairs
Showcasing Camberwell and the beautiful Period homes in this location. If you have a home in this area that encompasses the 'feel' of Camberwell, and would like to be involved please contact  sophie@capitalimage.com.au #heritage #heritagehomes #periodhome #architecture #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #architecturedetails #melbournedesign #melbourneheritage #melbournehomes #camberwell #melbourne #aipp_official #nightphotography #duskphotography
Showcasing Camberwell and the beautiful Period homes in this location. If you have a home in this area that encompasses the 'feel' of Camberwell, and would like to be involved please contact  sophie@capitalimage.com.au #heritage #heritagehomes #periodhome #architecture #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #architecturedetails #melbournedesign #melbourneheritage #melbournehomes #camberwell #melbourne #aipp_official #autumn #autumnleaves #mercedesbenz #carclub #cars #vintagecars #capitalimage
Showcasing Camberwell and the beautiful Period homes in this location. If you have a home in this area that encompasses the 'feel' of Camberwell, and would like to be involved please contact sophie@capitalimage.com.au #heritage  #heritagehomes  #periodhome  #architecture  #architecturelovers  #architecturephotography  #architecturedetails  #melbournedesign  #melbourneheritage  #melbournehomes  #camberwell  #melbourne  #aipp_official  #autumn  #autumnleaves  #mercedesbenz  #carclub  #cars  #vintagecars  #capitalimage 
Boiler House, Amcor  former Alphington Paper Mills site 
1953/4
Mussen, Mackay & Potter
Heidelberg Rd, Alphington
#heritagevictoria #industrialruin #industrialsublime #melbourneheritagebuildings #melbourneheritage
We had a fantastic time at @junipalooza in Melbourne! Thank you to @theginqueenau and @theginfoundry for putting on such a great show. We can't wait for next year! 📷 @bardupmelb .
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#colombono7gin #junipalooza #junipalooza2017 #theginqueenau #ginfoundryuk #meatmarketmelb #junipaloozamelbourne #ginfestival #melbourneevent #melbournepopups #gin #ginlovers #ginlife #ginspiration #instagin #gincocktails #melbourne #melbourneheritage #melbournehistory
Today we held our last crafting session for our Christmas display!

This year the Maynard basement home will be filled with traditional 1920s decorations, including paper flowers!

Available to view from November 13! That’s just a week and a half away!

#Christmas #1920sChristmas #MelbMoment #Maynard #hiddentreasures #melbourne #freemelbourne #free #history #melbournehistory #melbourneheritage #heritage #papercraft #paper #1920s #paperflowers #flowers
Then and future. #WaratahPlace #substation original 1930s one before #demolition, and the one about to be built, which channels the old one a bit, but we couldn’t get them to adopt #redbrick, or rather #brickslips, which are bricks on the form of tiles, they’re going to be black/red (they were going to be just black, #onyx in fact, so I guess they met us halfway.
Then and future. #WaratahPlace  #substation  original 1930s one before #demolition , and the one about to be built, which channels the old one a bit, but we couldn’t get them to adopt #redbrick , or rather #brickslips , which are bricks on the form of tiles, they’re going to be black/red (they were going to be just black, #onyx  in fact, so I guess they met us halfway.
164 years later and this church still sits on a little hill in Hawthorn, Victoria. #christchurchhawthorn #melbourne #melbourneheritage #heritage
😍😍😍 #steelframewindow in place not painted or glazed just yet...but very soon #melbourneheritage #restoration.
A 1912 snapshot of wooden boats on the Yarra River. Right behind it is the Princes Bridge, just five minutes from the T&G Building. 
Thanks for the 📸  @heraldsunphoto_retro
A 1912 snapshot of wooden boats on the Yarra River. Right behind it is the Princes Bridge, just five minutes from the T&G Building. Thanks for the 📸  @heraldsunphoto_retro
Melbourne's ever disappearing  buildings.
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This city is home to Little Drippa.
It's where we cold-extract coffee from 100% Organic Arabica beans, bottle our Cold Drip Cocktail Coffee & ship all over Australia.
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Thanks to @careypickles for sharing this ace pic from the laneways of Melbourne. 
Check out her feed for more beautiful images of Street Art, Architecture, Melbourne & Travels.
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#littledrippa #colddripcoffee #colddrip #coffee #espresso #arabicabeans #espressomartinis #espressomartini #martini #cocktails #cocktail #coffeecocktails #craftcoffee #coffeeculture #coffeelovers #melbourne #melbournecoffee #streetphotography #laneways #melbournelife #melbournelaneways #streetlife #lostmelbourne #melbournehistory #melbourneheritage
Melbourne's ever disappearing buildings. . This city is home to Little Drippa. It's where we cold-extract coffee from 100% Organic Arabica beans, bottle our Cold Drip Cocktail Coffee & ship all over Australia. . Thanks to @careypickles for sharing this ace pic from the laneways of Melbourne.  Check out her feed for more beautiful images of Street Art, Architecture, Melbourne & Travels. . #littledrippa  #colddripcoffee  #colddrip  #coffee  #espresso  #arabicabeans  #espressomartinis  #espressomartini  #martini  #cocktails  #cocktail  #coffeecocktails  #craftcoffee  #coffeeculture  #coffeelovers  #melbourne  #melbournecoffee  #streetphotography  #laneways  #melbournelife  #melbournelaneways  #streetlife  #lostmelbourne  #melbournehistory  #melbourneheritage 
Belinda and Zarine popped into the Chapel for a visit, and we found out Belinda used to go to St Clare’s, Good Shepherd’s school in WA! #smallworld #historicbuilding #melbournehistory #melbourneheritage #abbotsford #goodshepherdchapel
Sunny Sunday mornings are here ☀️
Sunny Sunday mornings are here ☀️
Attended release of #thorragnarok last night. Huge #imax screen. Sound excellent. 3D Awesome. Very funny variation💎💎💎 #melbournemuseum #royalexhibitionbuilding #melbourneheritage
East & west wings of Sacred Heart finally bridged

#abbotsfordconvent #melbourneheritage #adaptivereuse
Some things never change... this stunning photograph from Dandenong Market from 1912 shows a market trader selling plants.

#ThrowbackThursday #Throwback #History #historical #melbournehistory #longlostmelbourne #retromelbourne #DandenongMarket #MarketLife #MarketLove #Markets #plant #plants #gardening #gardens #Colour #nature #SnapMelbourne #melbourneheritage #melbheritage
Today's tour with the result of these amazing architectures... #melbournetrip2017 #melbourneheritage #shotoniphone .
Ps : Flinders Street Station is under maintenance so unfortunately we will not be able to see the famous station :(
Weekend wander through the heritage sheds of Queen Vic Market.
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#queenvictoriamarket #bwphotography #melbournelife #randomshot #olympusomdem10markii #melbourneheritage
Home sweet home ❤️😍👌 on a tree lined street 🌳🌳🌳 in a beautifully restored heritage building on #swanstonst #melbournecbd #melbourneheritage #ghinkhao www.ghinkhao.com.au
Picked up these beauties from the sandblasters this morning. They're also primed and ready to be painted black #steelframewindows #restore #melbourneheritage #restoration
Art Applause!  #2
Art Applause! #2 
r o a d  Block ✋️
🚦preventing traffic from coming through ➖ this ‘green’ ✳️ Precinct is a pedestrian only space ⬜️ to stroll around & relax & enjoy the sunshine away from the busy shopping village & traffic.
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#pedestriansonly #greenspace #awayfromthetraffic #notraffic #trafficbollards #yarravillevillage #yarravillestreet #yarravillecommunity #interestingoldbuildings #yarraville #artdecobuilding #heritagebuildings #interestingplace #livelyatmosphere #melbourneheritage #melbourne
r o a d Block ✋️ 🚦preventing traffic from coming through ➖ this ‘green’ ✳️ Precinct is a pedestrian only space ⬜️ to stroll around & relax & enjoy the sunshine away from the busy shopping village & traffic. ✅🚶🚶🚶‍♀️🚶🚶‍♀️ #pedestriansonly  #greenspace  #awayfromthetraffic  #notraffic  #trafficbollards  #yarravillevillage  #yarravillestreet  #yarravillecommunity  #interestingoldbuildings  #yarraville  #artdecobuilding  #heritagebuildings  #interestingplace  #livelyatmosphere  #melbourneheritage  #melbourne 
Catch me on @channel9 news tonight for the announcement that AGL has renewed their sponsorship of the Skipping Girl sign! After some recent and much-needed maintenance, she’s skipping in the night sky once again. #heritage #melbourneheritage #neon #skippinggirl #skippinggirlvinegar
Last month, the QVM Renewal Team lodged an application with #HeritageVictoria to dismantle, repair & reinstate Sheds A to D and construct a three-level basement with customer carparking and operations facilitates. To view these plans and make a submission, click the link in our bio. To learn more about the plans, two public drop-in info sessions will be held Fri 13 & Sat 14 October, 10am to 12pm, at the QVM Renewal Information Hub.
Last month, the QVM Renewal Team lodged an application with #HeritageVictoria  to dismantle, repair & reinstate Sheds A to D and construct a three-level basement with customer carparking and operations facilitates. To view these plans and make a submission, click the link in our bio. To learn more about the plans, two public drop-in info sessions will be held Fri 13 & Sat 14 October, 10am to 12pm, at the QVM Renewal Information Hub.
Scenic Railway specialist carpenter Dalida Azar shares this year's restoration work on our 105-year-old wooden rollercoaster: "The 2017 Scenic Railway track section rebuild was a phenomenal effort by all involved. Carpenters, electricians, fitters and scaffolders worked to rebuild 26 sections over 4 straight months in wintry weather conditions. This definitely was the most challenging of rebuilds yet the most rewarding of rebuilds that I have been involved in within the last 9ish years! " 🎢  #melbourneheritage #woodenrollercoaster #amusementpark #lunaparkmelbourne #lunapark #stkilda
Scenic Railway specialist carpenter Dalida Azar shares this year's restoration work on our 105-year-old wooden rollercoaster: "The 2017 Scenic Railway track section rebuild was a phenomenal effort by all involved. Carpenters, electricians, fitters and scaffolders worked to rebuild 26 sections over 4 straight months in wintry weather conditions. This definitely was the most challenging of rebuilds yet the most rewarding of rebuilds that I have been involved in within the last 9ish years! " 🎢  #melbourneheritage  #woodenrollercoaster  #amusementpark  #lunaparkmelbourne  #lunapark  #stkilda 
City Hatters opened their shop at Flinders Street station in 1910 - and they're still going strong. All sorts of characters have gone through their shop since then. Thousands more walk past them every day. Whether you want to just keep the sun at bay, look extra sharp at the races or discover a little bit of Melbourne's history, @city_hatters_melbourne is definitely worth a visit! 📷 @nanettewhite #melbmoment
City Hatters opened their shop at Flinders Street station in 1910 - and they're still going strong. All sorts of characters have gone through their shop since then. Thousands more walk past them every day. Whether you want to just keep the sun at bay, look extra sharp at the races or discover a little bit of Melbourne's history, @city_hatters_melbourne is definitely worth a visit! 📷 @nanettewhite #melbmoment 
An oldie today for #suburbsofmelbournemonday Canterbury Rd from railway gates, showing Robinson Butcher & Hodgen's Hotel, 1900's #canterbury #vintagemelbourne #historicalmelbourne #streetscape #boroondara #boroondaralibraries #melbournestreets #melbourneheritage @vic_archives
(Modak Motorcycles, p10, photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) I’m of an age where I can probably retire.  I have a lot of stock that won’t disappear by itself, so I’ll have to figure out a way to sell it online.

This shop is a glimpse of the past really. 
What you’re seeing is the end of the era, but I think we’ve done pretty well to last for as long as we have.
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(https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/)
#melbournehistory #melbournephotography #portrait #melbournelife #australia #supportlocal #melbourneheritage #melbournecity #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #vintage #theage #portrait #streetphotography #motorbike #bike #motorcyclelife #vintagebike #vintagemotorcycle #theage #heraldsun #retail #institution #melbourneblogger #motorcyclesofinstagram #explorevictoria @theage and @cityofmelbourne articles attached in the link
(Modak Motorcycles, p10, photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) I’m of an age where I can probably retire. I have a lot of stock that won’t disappear by itself, so I’ll have to figure out a way to sell it online. This shop is a glimpse of the past really. What you’re seeing is the end of the era, but I think we’ve done pretty well to last for as long as we have. . (https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/) #melbournehistory  #melbournephotography  #portrait  #melbournelife  #australia  #supportlocal  #melbourneheritage  #melbournecity  #visitmelbourne  #visitvictoria  #vintage  #theage  #portrait  #streetphotography  #motorbike  #bike  #motorcyclelife  #vintagebike  #vintagemotorcycle  #theage  #heraldsun  #retail  #institution  #melbourneblogger  #motorcyclesofinstagram  #explorevictoria  @theage and @cityofmelbourne articles attached in the link
Look how the steel frame window and door has turned out! The welder has done an amazing job putting our two salvaged warehouse windows together. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Next week it'll be sandblasted and painted black. And of course glazed on site at our home! #oldtonew #vintage #industrial #melbourneheritage #steelwindows
Look how the steel frame window and door has turned out! The welder has done an amazing job putting our two salvaged warehouse windows together. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Next week it'll be sandblasted and painted black. And of course glazed on site at our home! #oldtonew  #vintage  #industrial  #melbourneheritage  #steelwindows 
(Modak Motorcycles, p7, photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) This has virtually been my only job.

I used to ride on the tank of my father’s bike when I was a kid. These days, I don’t think you’d get away with that, but that was how I came to work. Later on I rode my own bikes.

And, other than a fitting machine course I did at #Swinburne, I learned it all here. For instance, if you need repairs to a magneto or a generator – which the old bikes had – I can do them.

So my heart was always in #retailing and #motorcycles have always been in my blood. (https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/)
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#melbournehistory #melbournephotography #portrait #melbournelife #australia #supportlocal #melbourneheritage #melbournecity #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #vintage #theage #portrait #streetphotography #motorbike #bike #motorcyclelife #vintagebike #vintagemotorcycle #theage #heraldsun #retail #institution #melbourneblogger #motorcyclesofinstagram #explorevictoria
(Modak Motorcycles, p7, photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) This has virtually been my only job. I used to ride on the tank of my father’s bike when I was a kid. These days, I don’t think you’d get away with that, but that was how I came to work. Later on I rode my own bikes. And, other than a fitting machine course I did at #Swinburne , I learned it all here. For instance, if you need repairs to a magneto or a generator – which the old bikes had – I can do them. So my heart was always in #retailing  and #motorcycles  have always been in my blood. (https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/) . #melbournehistory  #melbournephotography  #portrait  #melbournelife  #australia  #supportlocal  #melbourneheritage  #melbournecity  #visitmelbourne  #visitvictoria  #vintage  #theage  #portrait  #streetphotography  #motorbike  #bike  #motorcyclelife  #vintagebike  #vintagemotorcycle  #theage  #heraldsun  #retail  #institution  #melbourneblogger  #motorcyclesofinstagram  #explorevictoria 
Free exhibition on now at East Melbourne Library. East Melbourne Historical Society's 'Home and Heritage: Architectural Styles of East Melbourne 1850s to 1930s' highlights the variety of homes that make up the story of architecture in East Melbourne. Open throughout October during library hours. #eastmelbourne #localhistory #melbournearchitecture #melbourneheritage #melbourneheritagebuildings #melbournehousing emhs.org.au
(Modak Motorcycles, p5, @tatiana_c_c_s) The culture has changed to the extent that these bike parts aren’t used seriously anymore.

There are still bikies, but they are riding #Harleys rather than the older British #bikes.

But, in the 60s and 70s it was a sight to behold on a Saturday morning. #ElizabethSt would be lined with motorcyclists up and down.

There was a lot happening.

But they started drinking at the hotel on the corner, and they yahooed a bit, so the police started to crack down on them.

The bikies who rode the old British bikes faded around the late 1970s.
(https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/)
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#melbournehistory #melbournephotography #portrait #melbournelife #australia #supportlocal #melbourneheritage #melbournecity #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #vintage #theage #portrait #streetphotography #motorbike #bike #motorcyclelife #vintagebike #vintagemotorcycle #theage #heraldsun #retail #institution #melbourneblogger #motorcyclesofinstagram #explorevictoria
(Modak Motorcycles, p5, @tatiana_c_c_s) The culture has changed to the extent that these bike parts aren’t used seriously anymore. There are still bikies, but they are riding #Harleys  rather than the older British #bikes . But, in the 60s and 70s it was a sight to behold on a Saturday morning. #ElizabethSt  would be lined with motorcyclists up and down. There was a lot happening. But they started drinking at the hotel on the corner, and they yahooed a bit, so the police started to crack down on them. The bikies who rode the old British bikes faded around the late 1970s. (https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/) . #melbournehistory  #melbournephotography  #portrait  #melbournelife  #australia  #supportlocal  #melbourneheritage  #melbournecity  #visitmelbourne  #visitvictoria  #vintage  #theage  #portrait  #streetphotography  #motorbike  #bike  #motorcyclelife  #vintagebike  #vintagemotorcycle  #theage  #heraldsun  #retail  #institution  #melbourneblogger  #motorcyclesofinstagram  #explorevictoria 
Modak Motorcycles, p4, photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) My mother, father and I worked here.

After my father died in 2001 it was my mum and I.We worked together for about 40 years, until she died last year.

My mum was very well known amongst the motorcycle fraternity. She’d been in it since she met my father in the 40’s. She used to ride #scooters to work until she moved into town.

She was passionate about Modak all the way through.

She worked until the age of 92, and received a @lordmayormelb platinum award for 50 years of service in the @cityofmelbourne.

I received the gold award for 25 years of service, but I don’t think I’ll receive the Platinum award. (https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/)
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#melbournehistory #melbournephotography #portrait #melbournelife #australia #supportlocal #melbourneheritage #melbournecity #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #vintage #theage #portrait #streetphotography #motorbike #bike #motorcyclelife #vintagebike #vintagemotorcycle #theage #heraldsun #retail #institution #melbourneblogger #motorcyclesofinstagram #explorevictoria
Modak Motorcycles, p4, photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) My mother, father and I worked here. After my father died in 2001 it was my mum and I.We worked together for about 40 years, until she died last year. My mum was very well known amongst the motorcycle fraternity. She’d been in it since she met my father in the 40’s. She used to ride #scooters  to work until she moved into town. She was passionate about Modak all the way through. She worked until the age of 92, and received a @lordmayormelb platinum award for 50 years of service in the @cityofmelbourne. I received the gold award for 25 years of service, but I don’t think I’ll receive the Platinum award. (https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/) . #melbournehistory  #melbournephotography  #portrait  #melbournelife  #australia  #supportlocal  #melbourneheritage  #melbournecity  #visitmelbourne  #visitvictoria  #vintage  #theage  #portrait  #streetphotography  #motorbike  #bike  #motorcyclelife  #vintagebike  #vintagemotorcycle  #theage  #heraldsun  #retail  #institution  #melbourneblogger  #motorcyclesofinstagram  #explorevictoria 
The texture in the this picture caught my eye on Lygon St! #lygonst #melbourne #urbanexplorer
(Modak Motorcycles, p3, photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) My dad’s main interest was #English bike parts, but he also sold #Harley and Indian bike parts.

After the war – when the army got rid of their stocks – he bought a lot of parts in conjunction with his brother. When they split up, they divvied a lot of it up.

And I started working at Modak as a kid.

I might have been five or six when I started helping out. I came on Saturday mornings before I could see over the counter, and I’d be going upstairs and downstairs helping with different things.

Later on I was allowed to serve the customers. I used to hate answering the telephone because I never knew what was what. (https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/)
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#melbournehistory #melbournephotography #portrait #melbournelife #australia #supportlocal #melbourneheritage #melbournecity #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #vintage #theage #portrait #streetphotography #motorbike #bike #motorcyclelife #vintagebike #theage #heraldsun #retail #institution #melbourneblogger #motorcyclesofinstagran
(Modak Motorcycles, p3, photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) My dad’s main interest was #English  bike parts, but he also sold #Harley  and Indian bike parts. After the war – when the army got rid of their stocks – he bought a lot of parts in conjunction with his brother. When they split up, they divvied a lot of it up. And I started working at Modak as a kid. I might have been five or six when I started helping out. I came on Saturday mornings before I could see over the counter, and I’d be going upstairs and downstairs helping with different things. Later on I was allowed to serve the customers. I used to hate answering the telephone because I never knew what was what. (https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/) . #melbournehistory  #melbournephotography  #portrait  #melbournelife  #australia  #supportlocal  #melbourneheritage  #melbournecity  #visitmelbourne  #visitvictoria  #vintage  #theage  #portrait  #streetphotography  #motorbike  #bike  #motorcyclelife  #vintagebike  #theage  #heraldsun  #retail  #institution  #melbourneblogger  #motorcyclesofinstagran 
Alcaston House, 2 Collins St Melbourne. Spring-time view from roof. #melbourneheritage #melbourneheritagebuildings
(Modak Motorcycles, p2, photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) My dad rode #motorcycles pretty much his entire life.

And my grandfather also rode motorcycles.

In fact, my grandfather used to make parts for the motorcycle trade using a treadle lathe, which operated like an old sewing machine.

My uncle also had a business called All Parts, which was very big in its day. It had branches in #Melbourne, #Sydney and #Adelaide.

He got a lot of things made; #gears, pistons, #valves and imported #chains from Germany which he engraved with his name. Parts weren’t readily available in those days, so he’d look at a part that would be in demand and get it made.

My father initially worked with his brother at All Parts – which was at 423 #ElizabethSt – but he went on his own when he bought Modak.

He ended up being in opposition to his brother, but he decided it was the only way to make progress.
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(https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/)
#melbournehistory #melbournephotography #portrait #melbournelife #australia #supportlocal #melbourneheritage #melbournecity #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #vintage #theage #portrait #streetphotography #motorbike #bike #motorcyclelife #vintagebike #theage #heraldsun #explorevictoria
(Modak Motorcycles, p2, photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) My dad rode #motorcycles  pretty much his entire life. And my grandfather also rode motorcycles. In fact, my grandfather used to make parts for the motorcycle trade using a treadle lathe, which operated like an old sewing machine. My uncle also had a business called All Parts, which was very big in its day. It had branches in #Melbourne , #Sydney  and #Adelaide . He got a lot of things made; #gears , pistons, #valves  and imported #chains  from Germany which he engraved with his name. Parts weren’t readily available in those days, so he’d look at a part that would be in demand and get it made. My father initially worked with his brother at All Parts – which was at 423 #ElizabethSt  – but he went on his own when he bought Modak. He ended up being in opposition to his brother, but he decided it was the only way to make progress. . (https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/) #melbournehistory  #melbournephotography  #portrait  #melbournelife  #australia  #supportlocal  #melbourneheritage  #melbournecity  #visitmelbourne  #visitvictoria  #vintage  #theage  #portrait  #streetphotography  #motorbike  #bike  #motorcyclelife  #vintagebike  #theage  #heraldsun  #explorevictoria 
(Modak Motorcycles, p2, est 1930, photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) My father bought the business in 1955.

At the time, the business was at 342 #ElizabethSt, which was diagonally over the road. Where Melbourne Central is now.

He continued wrecking bikes and selling the parts, but to a small extent. It wasn’t his preferred method of operation.

What put him on the map was buying new parts from #England. Accessories like crash helmets and goggles in the late 50s and early 60s. He supplemented this by selling new #bikes and taking over certain agencies.

He took over the #Norton agency which came with AJS and Matchless. He also imported Parillas (Italian bikes), MAICO scramblers (German bikes) and Greeves scramblers (English bikes). These things – along with the new accessories – were the popular lines that he sold. (https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/)
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#melbournehistory #melbournecbd #melbournephotography #portrait #melbournelife #australia #supportlocal #melbournetodo #melbourneheritage #melbourne #melbournecity #melbournecbd #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #vintage #theage #portrait #streetphotography #motor #melbourne #theage #heraldsun #broadsheet #retail
(Modak Motorcycles, p2, est 1930, photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) My father bought the business in 1955. At the time, the business was at 342 #ElizabethSt , which was diagonally over the road. Where Melbourne Central is now. He continued wrecking bikes and selling the parts, but to a small extent. It wasn’t his preferred method of operation. What put him on the map was buying new parts from #England . Accessories like crash helmets and goggles in the late 50s and early 60s. He supplemented this by selling new #bikes  and taking over certain agencies. He took over the #Norton  agency which came with AJS and Matchless. He also imported Parillas (Italian bikes), MAICO scramblers (German bikes) and Greeves scramblers (English bikes). These things – along with the new accessories – were the popular lines that he sold. (https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/) . #melbournehistory  #melbournecbd  #melbournephotography  #portrait  #melbournelife  #australia  #supportlocal  #melbournetodo  #melbourneheritage  #melbourne  #melbournecity  #melbournecbd  #visitmelbourne  #visitvictoria  #vintage  #theage  #portrait  #streetphotography  #motor  #melbourne  #theage  #heraldsun  #broadsheet  #retail 
The 70s have a lot answer for! Flares, The Beegees and some of the worst architectural design of the century! Somehow this hackjob appealed to me in a photo! #1970s #melbournebuildings #lygonstreet
The 70s have a lot answer for! Flares, The Beegees and some of the worst architectural design of the century! Somehow this hackjob appealed to me in a photo! #1970s  #melbournebuildings  #lygonstreet 
(P2, Photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) Modak Motorcycles started in about 1930.

I’ve seen advertisements for Modak on #ElizabethSt dating back to 1930, so I know that’s when it was operating.

#Motorcycles were always popular in this country.

#Australia bought huge quantities before the war which was quite amazing considering our small population. People raced them, scrambled them and it was a cheap form of #transport before cars became readily available.

But Modak started as a wrecker.

They wrecked #secondhand bikes and sold the parts. I’ve got all of the original purchase books and, if you have a look, one of the pictures said ‘over three thousand machines wrecked.’ (https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/)
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#melbournehistory #melbournecbd #melbournephotography #portrait #melbournelife #melbonpix #supportlocal #melbournetodo #melbourneheritage #melbourne #melbournecity #melbournecbd #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #vintage  #theage #portrait #streetphotography #motor #melbourne
(P2, Photo by @tatiana_c_c_s) Modak Motorcycles started in about 1930. I’ve seen advertisements for Modak on #ElizabethSt  dating back to 1930, so I know that’s when it was operating. #Motorcycles  were always popular in this country. #Australia  bought huge quantities before the war which was quite amazing considering our small population. People raced them, scrambled them and it was a cheap form of #transport  before cars became readily available. But Modak started as a wrecker. They wrecked #secondhand  bikes and sold the parts. I’ve got all of the original purchase books and, if you have a look, one of the pictures said ‘over three thousand machines wrecked.’ (https://talesofbrickandmortar.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/modak-motorcycles-est-1930/) . #melbournehistory  #melbournecbd  #melbournephotography  #portrait  #melbournelife  #melbonpix  #supportlocal  #melbournetodo  #melbourneheritage  #melbourne  #melbournecity  #melbournecbd  #visitmelbourne  #visitvictoria  #vintage  #theage  #portrait  #streetphotography  #motor  #melbourne 
If you stop and take a look around, you'll see that Melbourne is a city rich in history and culture. Take Melbourne's Record Chambers as an example, dating back to the 1800s. 📷 @tallstorey
If you stop and take a look around, you'll see that Melbourne is a city rich in history and culture. Take Melbourne's Record Chambers as an example, dating back to the 1800s. 📷 @tallstorey
That moment when ur invited to have high tea at Government House with the Governors Husband!! #highteagotfancy, #tealoverslife, #melbourneheritage , #lovemylife! #blessed #wheredoisit
Tourist in my own city 😀
Tourist in my own city 😀
Once considered a slum in a younger Melbourne, the tight-knit region of the Richmond Hill area has given way to brick-veneer double-fronted homes and orange-walk up flats, and only few intact period brick buildings and timber cottages remained.
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But this little timber clad worker cottage on a small, sloping site opted for renovation. A front renovation and rear double-storey extension was proposed for the cottage, with a modern 2-bed dwelling alongside with the intention of complementing the original period façade which was a re-build in the style it was created.
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Image and description credit to Taylors Senior Designer Justin Kennedy.
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#taylorsds #urbandesign #architecturaldesign #melbourneheritage #workerscottage #melbournehistory #urbandevelopment #urbanism
Once considered a slum in a younger Melbourne, the tight-knit region of the Richmond Hill area has given way to brick-veneer double-fronted homes and orange-walk up flats, and only few intact period brick buildings and timber cottages remained. . But this little timber clad worker cottage on a small, sloping site opted for renovation. A front renovation and rear double-storey extension was proposed for the cottage, with a modern 2-bed dwelling alongside with the intention of complementing the original period façade which was a re-build in the style it was created. . Image and description credit to Taylors Senior Designer Justin Kennedy. . . #taylorsds  #urbandesign  #architecturaldesign  #melbourneheritage  #workerscottage  #melbournehistory  #urbandevelopment  #urbanism 
Gargoyles galore. Forum theatre, Melbourne. Formerly the State Theatre.
Architect: John Eberson, 1929.
Moorish Revival. .
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#buildingoftheday #building #oftheday #melbourne #melbournearchitecture #melbourneheritage #architecture_view #victorianheritage #forumtheatre #architecturephotography #gargoyle #johneberson #moorishrevival #minaret
One of our city properties, Horti Hall, looking amazing during @victorianopera rehearsals. It isn't obvious from its frontage on Victoria Street, just opposite Trades Hall, that there's a world of activity going on inside! #hortihall #horticulturalhall #melbourne #melbourneheritage #melbournebuildings #melbournearts 
Repost @victorianopera (@get_repost)
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It's the first day of #schoolholidays and more than 50 young singers aged 12-25 are in the middle of their first day of rehearsals. #TheSecondHurricane #AaronCopland #SurviveTheStorm🌪
One of our city properties, Horti Hall, looking amazing during @victorianopera rehearsals. It isn't obvious from its frontage on Victoria Street, just opposite Trades Hall, that there's a world of activity going on inside! #hortihall  #horticulturalhall  #melbourne  #melbourneheritage  #melbournebuildings  #melbournearts  Repost @victorianopera (@get_repost) ・・・ It's the first day of #schoolholidays  and more than 50 young singers aged 12-25 are in the middle of their first day of rehearsals. #TheSecondHurricane  #AaronCopland  #SurviveTheStorm 🌪
Melbourne Museum Magic!  #3
Melbourne Museum Magic! #3 
Melbourne Museum Magic!  #2
Melbourne Museum Magic! #2