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Filed Under:Australia / Melbourne
Posts on Regator:923
Posts / Week:5.2
Archived Since:August 30, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Exxopolis at the Summersalt festival

You have only until Sunday to enjoy walking though the inside of a colour saturated inflatable structure called Exxopolis, which is part of the inaugural Summersalt festival and is located in the ACCA forcourt in South Melbourne. It’s...Show More Summary

Majority cafe has closed

Open a cafe in Fitzroy they said. It will be easy they said. Once the hipsters have paid off their tattoos they spend the rest of their money on all day breakfast. If only it was that simple. I’m no expert but it’s obvious that, for a cafe to be profitable, it has to be mostly full most of the time.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

pink Capri

This horrendous pink Ford Capri has been abandoned on Fitzroy St around Hanover St. The plates have been removed. I’d be mortally embarrassed to admit ownership if it was mine too. And it has helpfully been annotated with a hashtag for the Instagrammers.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

the ongoing disaster of the Fitzroy Residents’ Association website

There are may things I hate. I hate seeing the vulnerable being exploited. I hate unprofessional behaviour, particularly that of people I work with or who are in the same profession as me, because they undermine the reputation of their peers (including me).… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at B’Stilla Cantina on Brunswick St

The interior is similar to how it was for former tenant Chocolateria San Churro, but it feels less cluttered. This tiny space has become B’Stilla Cantina, an informal inexpensive off-shoot of an established southside restaurant. The theme is Moroccan street food.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

put it in the bin

A grammar warrior has corrected the informal language on the cutesy signage of street rubbish bins. This example is on Brunswick St around Moor St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Jean Paul Gaultier at the NGV

The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the NGV is spectacular, wonderful and fascinating. I recommend it and you’ve got about 3 weeks to see it before it closes. The exhibition design is excellent, with mannequins on a train moving endlessly...Show More Summary

led astray

I’m not going to publish every example of these quirky text paste-ups, but I do appreciate their variety. This is on Gertrude St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Bowl Bowl Dumplings on Smith St

This is the latest in my series of lunch on Smith St posts. Bowl Bowl Dumplings is a very new Chinese dumpling restaurant where Wood Spoon Kitchen used to be on the Collingwood side of Smith St. There’s been no Chinese dumplings on Smith...Show More Summary

gelato

The answer to the recent heat is to eat some icecream. Fortunately for residents of Fitzroy, a purveyor of fine gelato is never far away. This is on Brunswick St near Sika Asian supermarket. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

hoodie acquiescence

A hoodie wearer resigned to his fate on the Rose St side wall of Shag on the corner of Brunswick St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

just don’t Tinder

One of the newest examples of the text based paste-ups that have appeared around Fitzroy in recent months. This is on Brunswick St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

all quiet on the northern front

The City of Yarra’s ban on alcohol in Edinburgh Gardens resulted in it being a ghost town over new years eve. Without the fuel to encourage them to defecate in children’s playgrounds and to destroy infrastructure, suburban losers went...Show More Summary

Dr Java has closed

The business was listed for sale earlier in the year, outcome unknown. Now a sign in the window says the business is closing, with something new (presumably a renamed cafe) to appear in its place. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

balls

Well played Lucezia and de Sade. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

don’t call this number

While I like quirky art projects, I don’t like them when they have the potential to be unethical and breach people’s privacy. Take this notice on a lamppost on Johnston St at the corner of Napier St. There’s nothing about the people behind the project or what they plan to do with whatever you contribute.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

red ghost

Fitzroy’s newest ghost bike is on Smith St near the corner of Argyle St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Rue de Creperie on Brunswick St

Rue de Creperie has been open for about six months now where a shortlived froyo shop used to be (and next door to Babka). Fortunately for this business their nearest direct competitor is not immediately across the road but at the other end of Fitzroy (the long established Breizoz).… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

crutches

I saw these crutches abandoned on the footpath on Rose St earlier this week. Normally used by people with temporary injuries after being discharged from hospital, they are rented and returned once people have recovered. Did someone venture...Show More Summary

breakfast at Shifty Chevre on Brunswick St

The writing on the front window says SHFTY CHEV. I was initially puzzled. My friend, whose father likes hot rods, thought it was a reference to vintage American cars but it’s really a cheese cafe and bar called Shifty Chevre.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

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