1982 (1991 reprint)252 p. I don’t tend to think of Janette Turner Hospital as an Australian writer. She has lived in Canada and America for many years, and is claimed in Canada as a Canadian writer- in fact this book … Continue reading ?
The High Line is a great example of how to re-use abandoned infrastructure. However other cities seeking to emulate its success should consider that "re-purposing" is not always the right decision
No, not the more famous Chapel St southside, but the little one off Johnston St that is home to Juddy Roller cafe. The former Mughal Indian restaurant on the corner of Chapel and Johnston streets is being refitted as the dining roomShow More Summary
I could probably make a blog just about lost cat posters, but most are unfortunately ugly. This hand drawn one is far superior, and was seen on Napier St yesterday. I hope you find your cat Kate! … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
I’ve really enjoyed the African food I’ve eaten in the past few years in Melbourne, including at Konjo in Collingwood and Footscray, the Cutting Table in Collingwood, Nyala in Fitzroy and recently at the new Savanna in Collingwood. Once...Show More Summary
Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud reckons we could use 30% of urban parkland for communal food production. Maybe, but it's not necessary and the price we'd pay would be too high
In your face $15 hipster burgers. The lamb burger with lettuce, onion and tzatziki is only $7.80 at Danny’s on St George’s Rd North Fitzroy. I suspect I last ate one before I began writing Fitzroyalty. The years go by so quickly.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
Perhaps the mortgage has been signed, or the first ultrasound image is being posted to Facebook. The freewheeling days of travel to distant lands are over. Perhaps the backpackers who outstayed their welcome and their visas have been deported. Show More Summary
Holding On, Letting Go is artist Gerard Mahoney’s fourth solo exhibition. It opens on 1 November and runs until 14 November, with the official opening on 2 November 5-7pm, at Hogan Gallery on Smith St Collingwood. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
A new artwork and poem by e e cummings on Gore St near the corner of Johnston St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
2013, 345 p. I have been the first person in my immediate family to go to university, although several of my cousins did as well. I find it hard to imagine what it would be like to grow up as … Continue reading ?
It's increasingly common to hear the derisory term “vertical sprawl” used to describe those residential towers springing up in the inner city. But does it really make sense to call them "sprawl"?
I will always remember attending my first political rally as a child. It was in 1979 in Fremantle, WA, in response to the Liberal state government closing the Perth – Fremantle railway line and replacing it with buses. The communityShow More Summary
Despite the Government's claim that Melburnians can't have a rail line to the airport until the Metro tunnel is built, there is a way to have it now. The key question though is whether it'd be worth it
The Fitzroy Primary School invites you to join them to see their budding artists’ creativity, spirit and artistic talent at their annual Fundraiser Art Show. They will celebrate the students’ art and the joy and expression that is evident in every picture.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
Mr Juice is a takeaway juice counter / Vietnamese cafe on Smith St. I ordered the chilli beef soup, which is basically pho with lots of chilli. Lots. It wiped out my hay fever for the day and made my stomach happy.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
Poor Canberra. It’s the most planned city in the country yet it’s a byword for all the horrors of car-based 21st century cities. But is it as appalling as its detractors make out or are they out of touch?