Author Archives: Martin Goodman

About Martin Goodman

Have been taking photographs for over 50 years. I'm hoping that, one day, I'll get the hang of it!

Nearly 100

How the heck this little shop and residence has survived – it must be 80 years at least – beats me! Beulah Road, Norwood, South Australia

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Coachbuilding catering and politics

Senator for South Australia, Alex Gallacher’s, office, and I must thank Mr. Peter Gonis in his office for the following history, and Historian Denise Schumann from the City of Norwood, Payneham and St. Peters, for her permission to include the … Continue reading

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Plumbing the depths

For many years, this abandoned Plumber’s Business still showed it’s (decaying) front. Opposite the Maid and Magpie Hotel in Adelaide’s East, it now looks as if it won’t last much longer. I’m surprised there’s still some sign painting still visible. … Continue reading

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Tin! In the absence of anything else…

Strange though it may be, this little house in Semaphore, South Australia, has a cladding made from pressed steel. The façade is pressed to look like stone blocks, while the rest of the house just has corrugated steel. Probably all made by the Lysaght … Continue reading

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Lunch Time Part 2

This sandwich bar stands deserted at what’s left of the Victoria Park Racecourse and I’m surprised it hasn’t been demolished. It’s been like this for years. Perhaps the powers that be are hoping someone will take over the concession? Hardly … Continue reading

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More Private Castles

I’ve said elsewhere in this site that a man’s/woman’s home is his/her castle. Here’s a couple more that I’ve found. I’m impressed by the Elizabethan Garage on one…

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“…farther than any man…”

As I promised in my other Website, “Views From The Street”, here’s a few of the pix I took at Port Adelaide yesterday, of the replica of Captain Cook’s barque, “Endeavour”. For more information on the ship, and what it’s … Continue reading

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Gone But Not Forgotten!

We saw our good friend, Jessie, leave Radio Adelaide on Friday, because she has to concentrate on her University Studies (good girl!). Here’s some of the pix before we all went to the pub! Needless to say – there are no pix … Continue reading

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I Love a Parade! Australia Day 2012

Yes I do love a parade, and this year’s Australia Day Parade through Adelaide was special because our Niece, Marianne, was leading the Fiji contingent. And we were surprised at the number of different ethnicities in Adelaide, and not all of … Continue reading

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Proclamation Day

Proclamation Day 28th December, is when South Australians celebrate the founding of our Colony, and we also relish the thought that we were always a colony of free settlers and NEVER a penal colony. So the Eastern States can just … Continue reading

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