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The IGA business model is so adaptable. An IGA can be a 24 hour convenience store at a BP service station (Caulfield South), a 24 hour bottle shop (Windsor), and the only supermarket in the Daintree rainforest (Far North Queensland)....Show More Summary

Astor posters

The idea of the Astor is so much better than the reality. Rare films from around the world, hidden gems by well known directors, alternative classics instead of Citizen Kane and Gone With The Wind. A year-round film festival with anShow More Summary

The Community Cup

On the train ride to Elsternwick en route to the Community Cup, white Melburnians will try to remember the last time they were south of the river; which was this time last year during the Community Cup. While laughing at Fred Negro's...Show More Summary

The Greens

White people have a proud history of exaggerating their influence upon society. For instance, it is widely believed that during the 1960s, groups of white people from Europe and North America invented casual sex and music. So it remains...Show More Summary

Seven Seeds

The practice of mounting heads of large animals to the walls of drinking barns has been done in both the American West and southern Africa to convey the wildness of the environment and the mastery of humans over nature. White Melburnians have conquered nature with the fixie, which is why several of them are mounted to the walls of Seven Seeds. Show More Summary

Quirky lists

One of the best ways to judge a person's character in the internet age is by reading the lists they write in online profiles. For those of you who are new to the international network ('internet', for short), this was not always so.Show More Summary

Hello world!

4 weeks agoAustralia / Melbourne : SubMelb

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Welcome to Melbourne Suburb Weekly

4 weeks agoAustralia / Melbourne : SubMelb

Hey everyone! We live in Melbourne and love this place so much. So we decide to explore at least one different suburb in Melbourne once a week. Please follow us!...


4 weeks agoAustralia / Melbourne : SubMelb

Parkville belongs to City of Melbourne and locates north of the CBD. Apart from Melbourne University, Parkville has a lot of heritage terraces which are actually very dim. Royal Park is another landmark of Parkville which is a big park occupying a large block between Royal Pde, Flemington Rd, Park St and some other random [...]

Moonee Ponds

4 weeks agoAustralia / Melbourne : SubMelb

People, at least some people who live ‘south of the river’, assert that northern suburbs are ‘industrialized’ or at least ‘hippie’. A bunch of old houses surrounded by drunk bogans asking for money. That’s what Lonely Planet told us on its Melbourne page, whose headquarters happen to locate at one of those north-western suburbs, Footscray. [...]

Week2 Moonee Ponds – Queen’s Park (1)

4 weeks agoAustralia / Melbourne : SubMelb

A lot of the greatest roads in Melbourne are acturally connected with each other. For example Mt Alexandar Rd, which offers the tropical street view to people who prefer not to hear a BEEP from their e-tag, if they have any, when they drive to the airport, people who who want to have a free [...]

Southern Love (1)

4 weeks agoAustralia / Melbourne : SubMelb

It has been almost three years since I came to this continent and resided in the city of Melbourne. And yet I haven’t had any chance to visit the capital city of our neighbouring state, Adelaide of South Australia. Melbourne is a city full of non-Melbourne born dwellers, among which South Australians account for a good proportion [...]

The Block Arcade: Spectacular Ceilings

The Collins Street entrance to the Block Arcade is flanked by two shops featuring spectacular ceilings. When I began this blog, I knew I had to post on these ceilings as they are often missed by busy Melburnians! The first ceiling can be found in the shop now occupied by the women's fashion store, Chelsea. Show More Summary

The Block Arcade: The Hopetoun Tea Rooms

The Hopetoun Tea Rooms is one of the greatest treasures of the Block Arcade. The salon has been part of the Block's history from the very beginning as it opened its doors in 1892. Created by the Victorian Ladies' Work Association, it was named after the Association's founder (and wife of Victoria's first governor), Lady Hopetoun. Show More Summary

Melbourne Open House 2010

Do not forget that the fabulous Melbourne Open House (MOH) is on this weekend: 24-25 July. This is an exciting (and free!) event which opens up the buildings of Melbourne to the public. Currently in its third year, the event has grown...Show More Summary

Grossi Florentino: Interview with Guy Grossi

Grossi Florentino has always enchanted me: there is something quite magical about eating a delicious Italian meal in a room with such a resounding sense of history. It is simply impossible not to become caught up in its romantic, old-world charm. Show More Summary

Old Treasury Building

I have just received news that Melbourne Open House (MOH) attracted a record 65,000 visitors this year! Despite the long queues at some of the sites (and a leisurely lunch at Cumulus Inc..), we managed to visit a handful of buildings. Show More Summary

View from the Top: 101 Collins Street

As part of Melbourne Open House 2010, the boardroom on level 23 of the 101 Collins Street skyscraper was opened up to the public. Completed in 1990, the tower is often cited as the epitome of the 1980s extravagance that saw a handful of opulent, postmodern skyscrapers built in Melbourne. Show More Summary

CH2's Rooftop Garden: Success or Failure?

Standing at the corner of Little Collins and Swanston Street, Council House 2 (CH2) is one of the most inspiring, environmentally friendly buildings in Melbourne. It is described as the "Eco-Office Block of the Future" and has been awarded a 6 Green Star Rating (as discussed in a previous post. Show More Summary

Madame Brussels: Interview with the Fabulous Miss Pearls

At the top of Bourke Street, Madame Brussels is a delightful rooftop bar, named after one of the most salacious characters in Melbourne's history. In the 1880s and 1890s, Madame Brussels was an audacious and entrepreneurial woman who owned several infamous brothels in the city. Show More Summary

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