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Following on from The Collector's Ballarat thread, and given the recent interest in this fine Victorian (in both senses) city, here are some pics from my collection, all taken this year.

Cheers,
The Olderfleet :cheers2:

Eureka Centre


Mining Exchange


Ballarat College


University of Ballarat (former Post Office)


Lydiard Street South


The extremely retro Mid City Motel (photo tinted for effect!)


Ballarat 1956


Loreto Catholic College


Myer Ballarat (just refurbished)


St Alipius' Catholic Church and School






Ballarat Town Hall


That's all folks!
 

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Some good shots there, too ..

In the Lydiard street South photo, we see Craig's hotel (left) and what I understood to be a Manchester unity building (right). Can't swear to this ... maybe it's just a distorted childhood presumption which has become a memory.

My question is: is the rather strange octagonal structure on this building complete? Is it as planned or is it missing a cupola/ dome?

The "Argus" Building in Melbourne (n.w. corner of Elizibeth & Latrobe) raises the same question.
 

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I've always been a Bendigo fan out of our two big B's. Still Ballarat sure is a fine city - especially when viewed through Oldie's lense. Well done!
 

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has anyone got a shot of the new (i think its the ANZ builing) being built in Ballarat?? I would like to see!!
 

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In the Lydiard street South photo, we see Craig's hotel (left) and what I understood to be a Manchester unity building (right). Can't swear to this ... maybe it's just a distorted childhood presumption which has become a memory.

My question is: is the rather strange octagonal structure on this building complete? Is it as planned or is it missing a cupola/ dome?




I can't understand why this building hasn't been restored, it's a gem.
 

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Im surprised you got blue skys in all photos, thought there would have to be raining in atleast one, jk.
 

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I can't understand why this building hasn't been restored, it's a gem.
I recall seeing this building on my one very enjoyable day in Ballarat. It struck me at the time that the cupola didn't look like it was originally designed as part of the building but rather rescued from some other structure and just plopped on top. Both the stone and the design language of both segments seem to be at odds with each other. It's a wonderful building just the same and certainly merits restoration and very soon.
 
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