Category Archives: Architecture

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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Burnside Village

On my other blog – Adelaide Times – I mentioned the Burnside Village Shopping Centre. Here’s a few HDR pix I took today. I’ve included a pic of the scale bugs on the tree outside. I thought they were interesting.

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Ars Gratia Artis (Art For Art’s Sake)

I’ve decided to start a gallery of my attempts at “arty stuff”. I firmly believe that modern digital photography and its associated programs like Photoshop etc. are a natural progression from other media, such as watercolours, oils, etc. Please be patient as … Continue reading

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Glenelg – And The Vandalising Of The Old Wallis Cinema

Just some of the historic buildings in Glenelg. The Wallis Cinema – a prime example of the Art Deco Period – has since been demolished to make room for a car park. No comment.

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Street Life

Not only is there a danger of losing our architectural history; there is also the danger of losing some freedoms we now cherish. As Thomas Jefferson said, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”

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