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A new mural on the Moor St side of Vintage Sole opposite Labor in Vain. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

International Law and Gaza

I was interested to read Ben Saul’s article in the Age last week about international humanitarian law and its application to Gaza.  As anyone who has read this blog for any period of time will realize, I’m not a ‘resident … Continue reading ?

Progressive narrative on city centre apartments falls short

Read the latest article on The Urbanist by guest writer Grant Wyeth, Progressive narrative on city centre apartments falls short

The Other Face of War: Victorians and the Home Front, RHSV Conference 2014

I’m going to this on 8th and 9th August.  More information (and downloadable program) at http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/rhsv-conference-2014  

‘Dark Emu’ at Eltham Bookshop

Will I? Won’t I?  I’d better make up my mind- it’s on Monday 4th August. https://www.facebook.com/events/558465517604082/?ref=22 “Time To Look Again” ELTHAMbookshop, Nillumbik Reconciliation Group and Magabala Books invite you warmly to celebrate Bruce Pascoe’s new book Dark Emu The latest … Continue reading ?

Is Sydney’s Cloud Arch sculpture just a giant logo?

Read the latest article by The Urbanist, Is Sydney’s Cloud Arch sculpture just a giant logo?

Save Yourself coming soon

After the closure of the poorly considered and located businesses Cardly, Wendun Nier and Best Together on Brunswick St, the Kindness House building has a new tenant preparing to open. I have no idea what Save Yourself is, but their exterior paint work is colourful.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Are government traffic congestion forecasts too high?

Read the latest article by The Urbanist, Are government traffic congestion forecasts too high?

Why is Federation Square such a success?

Read the latest article by The Urbanist, Why is Federation Square such a success?

Abbott on MH-17

I see in an opinion poll today, that Abbott has been ranked well above Barak Obama and David Cameron on showing leadership in the wake of the MH17 disaster.  I note, too, that in terms of who respondents would prefer … Continue reading ?

Victor Hugo: Les Miserables From Page to Stage

Well, the name says it all really. The stage version of Les Mis is back in town again and this display at the State Library explores the book Les Miserables and its adaptation for film or stage. It’s a paid … Continue reading ?

Are city centre apartment towers the “slums of the future”?

Latest article by The Urbanist: Are city centre apartment towers the “slums of the future”?

Bill Bryson ‘The Life and Times of The Thunderbolt Kid’

2006, 375 p. When feeling that I need to justify being in a CAE bookgroup when, heaven knows I surely have enough reading that I should be doing, I often say “Well, you read books that you wouldn’t normally choose”. … Continue readi...

the Bear cafe is hibernating

The women’s fashion and bamboo toothbrush shop that was Animal Lovers by Neo Tokyo gradually morphed into a vegan cafe over the past couple of years, first by reducing and selling off the fashion and by selling coffee, then by introducing meals and also selling organic fruit and vegetables.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Pho 365 on Smith St

It’s been a while since my last Smith St lunch post. Lunches have been consumed of course, but my mind has been elsewhere. On a recent walk along the southern end of Smith St I was sad to discover that the Collingwood Curry Cafe has not survived.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Seriously, does storage in new apartments need to be regulated?

Read the latest article by The Urbanist, Seriously, does storage in new apartments need to be regulated?

Enterprize-ing at the Dockland Library

A brand-new library opened down at Docklands at the end of May.  Not before time, say I: the benighted place desperately needs some sort of civic and communal infrastructure to bring people together as distinct from commercial businesses and high-rise … Continue reading ?

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