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Old March 27th, 2008, 03:44 AM   #61
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Next one up to the northern side of Carlton. It is becoming a hip suburb with cute little cottage style homes alongside the wide streets
Carlton has "become" a hip suburb -- and then gentrified -- long ago.
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Old March 27th, 2008, 04:00 AM   #62
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Melbourne Inner City Neighbourhoods Part 2

Melbourne Inner City Neighbourhoods Part 2


From Carlton North - we went down to the CBD to East Melbourne

East Melbourne is one of those glamourous Melbourne inner suburbs and most affluent area in the city. It has magnificent terrace houses and one of the earliest grand homes are also located here.

The under construction luxury Apartment at Clarendon St has fetched record price of $18M for a penthouse.

There are plenty of elaborate terrace houses around this area and it has the famous Fitzroy Gardens to enjoy


East Melbourne


The maps





on the way to East Melbourne




the ancestor house


Mercy Hospital - groove curves






the soon to be Clarendon luxury apartment (used to be a hospital)



The Beautiful Fitzroy Gardens












the Autumn leaves in Fitzroy Gardens








Captain Cook Cottage





Conservatory







Then went to the public Toilet


Guess what i found inside...? and Ad for a pleasure...


(very much sounds like Gappa...? are you?)
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Old March 27th, 2008, 04:20 AM   #63
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Melbourne Inner City Neighbourhoods Part 3

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After a Japanese lunch at Federation Squre - our adventure continued on to the bayside suburbs of Albert Park

Albert Park - aaah... another most desired areas for the locals. It is just a stone throw away from the CBD and the area has plenty of those magnificent Victorian houses and grand wide streets and all the conveniences for the modern lifestyles. The bay is just around the corner and there are plenty of parks and restaurants to enjoy around...

The only problem is that the price has skyrocketed so much and the nice terrace houses are selling at $2M++ price brackets....

We have no idea who are the current owners of those ancestorial homes and our wild guess was those houses have been sold years ago. We will find out at later stage for our living relatives .... some day

In the mean time -enjoy the streetscapes of Melbourne neighbourhoods....

Albert Park and Middle Park map



Merton St - Albert Park












The ancestoral house - corner block with massive dwelling.

Middle Park

Moving on - we checked few other houses in Middle Park - next suburb to the west. The houses were slightly smaller than Albert Park - yet still unaffordable to most









then we had afternoon cake and cup of coffee at its main street
The locals seem all blondes and highly maintained...











The Bay

We ended up relaxing around the bay - pity it was rather dark as it was around 7pm
It was so peaceful and wonderful....and wonderful place to jog and bike riding around













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Some photos for Domain.com.au for properties for sale/sold in the area

Montage st Albert Park >$2M




At Middle Park for $1.5M


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Old March 27th, 2008, 08:00 AM   #64
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gorgeous old villas! I wonder where the inspiration for this style came from. Doesn't look too much like British Victorian houses and it seems to be a style unique to Australia! Well done!!
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Beautiful photos Yassir, I love Fitzroy gardens to death! And no - I'm not a male escort thanks for asking!
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I think Ali is available to be your pimp if you decide you want a career change!
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BTW Gappa we shall do picnic at Fitzroy gardens sometimes... and you TB - whenever you come down here...
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Yarra Valley - Victoria

Long Lunch @ Mt Rael - Yarra Valley

We love Yarra Valley - a wine region just about an hour drive from Melbourne. It is my favourite pastime - escaping the busy urban pressures. It has plenty of beautiful vineyard restaurants dotting the valley and the spectacular surrounding. We normally go there every secod month (whenever possible) in the warmer times.

More info for Yarra Valley - http://www.visitvictoria.com/display...380C476A900AA/

This time - we tried Mt Rael Restaurant. Check their site http://mtrael.com.au/. The restaurant is located in the top of small hill overlooking the valley. It is part of small resort. We stayed there for 3 hours - beautiful warm autumn day and the view was just awesome with great local wines and produce. I took my friend from Switzerland there too.

We ended staying out all night and continued the party in St Kilda... by the sea...


















These are from last year lunch at Tarrawara Winery







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Alibaba, I'm very impressed!
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gorgeous old villas! I wonder where the inspiration for this style came from. Doesn't look too much like British Victorian houses and it seems to be a style unique to Australia! Well done!!
It's not easy to say. The twin level Victorian era 'row style' terrace houses pictured would be Victorian Filigree in architectural style. You can tell by their detailed iron lattice work. As far as i know Melbourne has the largest collection of this architectural style anywhere in the world and most of these would have been built in the late 19th century - 1880's-1890's.

The single fronted timber 'villas' would be from early 20th century and therefore of Edwardian period - 1901-1910. They would also have a Filigree style but are more understated.
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Melbourne Inner City Neighbourhoods Part 4

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Our little adventure continued.....these photos were taken last Sunday

We started with a lazy lunch in one my favourite streets in Fitzroy - Gertrude St

I love Fitzroy - a quirky inner suburb of Melbourne full of artisans, fashion designers, and musicians with strong bohemian flavour in the area

Fitzroy's most famous street is Brunswick street - yet Gertrude street is somewhat is favoured more by the locals for its unique appeal and its hidden enough for the locals to enjoy in their own spaces away from the tourists



Gertrude Street Fitzroy

Its one of the most funky street in Melbourne with array of great cafes, restaurants and unique shops

















Builder Arms Hotel - its rather plush inside for a local Pub



















campy little shop







Shops, art galleries, restaurants abound














Ladro restaurant on the right - a one hat restaurant and it's widely regarded as the best Pizza place in town (if you can get the booking!)

http://www.travelandleisure.com/arti...g-up-melbourne

We went there a week before for weeknight dinner and the pizza maker is a as delicious as the food...



I love this one



The residential street scene just off Getrude st -- I wish to live here..









Mainly victorian terrace houses ... beautiful and ornate designs

We did then checked some houses in Carlton, Clifton Hill and ended the day with great dinner at this new spanish restaurant ANADA... back in Gertrude St...

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Great area after dark too, the Gertrude/Smith Street area of Collingwood is Melbourne's "Northside" gay village. As opposed to the mainstream, commercial gay village of Commercial Road, Prahran (Southside), this is more alternative and subversive. It's probably more alive at 3am than at 3pm. Great clothing stores during the day. Just a cool area.
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Melbourne Inner City Neighbourhoods Part 5

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Off Gertrude st - we then travelled around in this funky little pockets of Melbourne

I did manage to capture some of unique and interesting shops, buildings and surroundings


Smith St - Fitzroy/Collingwood


IMO Smith St is the least glamourous street in the area - yet still has lots of appeal and favoured by locals
Its dotted by bargain/warehouse stores offering cheap discounted items yet in some parts exude funkiness and off the mainstream







my other half ancestor used to live in the building no 300 - now a store



Some houses/stores just off Smith St


















Darling Gardens, Cilfton Hill











The nasty thunderstorm the other week damaged some parts of this wonderful parks


Residential surrounding of Cilfton Hill


Beautiful inner city enclave and just within 5kms from city... lovely spot












Rathdowne St Carlton North


We took a break to have cake and coffee at another favourite streets of mine - Rathdowne St Carlton North




This wine cellar is considered the best one in the city... it has great selections of imported european wine and apperitif ....








Nicholson st, Moor St and Surrounding in beautiful Carlton


Carlton is just so nice with beautiful homes -mainly built during the Gold rush in late 1800 - and you can see the legacy of Melbourne wealth and money in these homes .

Its so close to the city and surrounded by parks and plenty of restaurants and cafes... great spot to enjoy Melbourne living.















A rundown house amongst the glamourous terrace houses










This corner property has been extended so big and it went up as well




The old and new collide













Another local pub (above)



the sun has set in Carlton so its time to go for dinner
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What a perfect gem of a neighbourhood Carlton is! Great little houses; I'll bet it is expensive to live there.
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What a perfect gem of a neighbourhood Carlton is! Great little houses; I'll bet it is expensive to live there.
Generally, yes, but there are ways around it and it still maintains a huge student population. Alot of young twenty-something reside there. I prefer Carlton North/North Fitzroy/Collingwood over Carlton itself. (but to you that must mean nothin!)
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It will someday, when I come to visit!!!
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More great digital images Ali. You're my favourite homosexual Indonesian-Australian photographer by far!
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you turned me into homosexual....


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