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Filed Under:Australia / Melbourne
Posts on Regator:927
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Archived Since:August 30, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Shocolate has left Fitzroy

Shocolate cafe and chocolate shop has outgrown its small Johnston St location, according to its owner who I spoke to earlier this week, and will be reopening somewhere else soon. In the meantime he said they would continue to trade online (a similar message is on their Facebook page).… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

fucking amateurs

A statement from a property owner on Napier St in between Johnston and Chapel streets that I completely agree with. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

gremlin

This is on the wall of the supermarket carpark on Gore St near the end of St David St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Beautiful Noise shoegazer documentary

Beautiful Noise is a documentary about what is commonly known as the shoegaze genre of noise guitar music that developed in the UK in the late 1980s. It focuses on the Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine but...Show More Summary

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is an Iranian vampire film currently on at ACMI. It’s only on for another week so go now! It’s one of the coolest vampire films I’ve seen. It’s possibly better than the recent Only Lovers Left Alive.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

offering

Late on Saturday afternoon as I walked past Bimbo’s I noticed an offering left on their entrance step – a solitary bruised mango. I’m not sure of the symbolic importance of this. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

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.

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