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balls

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

Christmas in Port Phillip 1841

We haven’t visited Judge Willis’ Port Phillip for a while.  Now that Christmas is here, let’s read an article about Christmas that was published in the Port Phillip Patriot of 1841, Judge Willis’ first year in the Port Phillip District. … Continue reading ?

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

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014 Finished

Well, it’s the end of the year and time for toting up my reads for The Australian Women Writers Challenge again.  I had intended to read more histories written by women, and I’m rather disappointed to see that I hadn’t … Continue reading ?

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.

Imagine there’s no countries

I don’t normally get my history from the New Scientist, but there was an interesting article in the 6 September 2014 issue called “Imagine there’s no countries…” written by Debora MacKenzie.  Her article incorporated some historical approaches (Benedict Anderson etc) … Continue reading ?

lunch at Xeom Vietnamese street food on Smith St

The inner north hasn’t been a popular location for inexpensive new-wave Asian street food restaurants, like Miss Chu in the CBD and Hanoi Hannah in Prahran, until now (Masak Masak being the only notable opening). The opening this week...Show More Summary

blindfold

A recent paste-up by Klara on Little George St just south of Gertrude St. The text reads ‘keep calm and carry on with your blindfold on…’ … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

My mum 08/09/25- 17/12/10

Four years ago today. Mum was an airhostess with TAA before she married.

heels

This is where such stupid shoes belong. I hope their former owner is now stomping around in a pair of Dr Martens. As seen in the bins outside the Worker’s Club on Gertrude St last Friday night. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

permanent rainbow

The City of Yarra recently approved funding to repaint the initial temporary LGBTQ pride rainbow on the footpath on the corner of Gertrude St and Smith St in a more permanent manner, and last Friday the work was being done. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

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