Probably the most gracious and beautiful location in what was the Emerald Hills area is St Vincent’s Place and the St Vincent’s Place Gardens. Not only is it the crown in the architecture of the original estate, it represents probably the most beautiful of all preserved heritage areas in Melbourne not currently in the hands of the State. 813 more words
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Emerald hill or ‘Old South Melbourne’ has an amazingly mixed pedigree. Originally the site of Melbourne’s first major orphanages and expansive network of workers cottages – some quite innovative as we shall see, it was also home to some grand residences and public buildings. 862 more words
Emerald Hill is perhaps Melbourne’s most significant area of still surviving Heritage Architecture. With the magnificent and very grand South Melbourne Town Hall, the housing of the original estate, and the spectacular retail shopping facades of ‘Old Clarendon St’ it represents one of the last remnants of early and historic architecture remaining in Melbourne. 912 more words
EXHIBITION A MASTER STROKE
FOR keen rower Grace Blake, setting up an exhibition about rowers in the Great War was a stroke of luck.
After looking up at the World War I honour board on the wall of the Albert Park South Melbourne Rowing Club, Blake embarked on a quest to find out more about her club’s former rowers who had fought for their country. 117 more words
My best friend came down to Melbourne for her birthday weekend, and what better way to start off the celebration than a birthday brunch?
The Crux & Co has been on my radar for a while, but it was only when we arrived that I realised it was right opposite Kettle Black, where I celebrated my birthday a couple of years ago, what a coincidence! 181 more words