More excellent stuff at Le Contraste on Chapel st.
Over this weekend Chapel st was closed from Dandenong Rd all the way up to Commercial/Malvern Rd. They dug up the road and replaced the tram tracks – apparently the last time new tracks were put down was 1974.
Many shops closed for the five days while they worked round the clock replacing tracks and re-concreting. It was quite disconcerting as it really changed the atmosphere on Chapel st itself (obviously), as well as on all the side streets – damn eerie!
For those who are not familiar with Alannah Hill’s designs – they are exceedingly girly and ultra feminine. The current window display at their Chapel St store is simply gorgeous with all these fresh spring flowers suspended in glass jars.
The jam factory closed in the 1960’s after a gradual downturn in the preserves/jam market throughout the 50’s due to the growing affluence of once were jam lovers eating more fresh fruit.
Ha ha. Someone is playing smart with their street art in this alcove off Chapel st.
Before the lunch trade hits on Chapel st.
Most of the time when I choose a self-portrait in this ‘ere blog, it’s because I don’t shoot much that day or my inspiration is low. But today, I really love this shot.
Because; a) I really like the shape of the mirror in the shot and the potted plant leaves leading the eye, b) I was out, at night, at a bar and I felt freedom and wanted to capture that.
Kid Boston is a restaurant/bar that opened up earlier this year on Chapel st – they serve my favourite, Pisco Sour, that reminds me of a great day manzel and I spent in Lima – they are great people, have good tunes plus a groovy toilet (seriously!) just like this one.