Historic Photo of the Day - Collins Street, Melbourne ~ 1888, looking west from Spring Street.Grosvenor Chambers at 9 Collins Street was Australia's first custom built complex of artist's studios, still under construction in the photo below. Love the twin domed towers of the old Masonic Temple on the left as well, demolished to make way for Collins Place.
It was a brave photographer who stood in the middle of the street in the path of an oncoming carriage to capture this shot of a Melbourne street c. 1900. To the left of the carriage is the Carlton tram. Looks like cnr Swanston and Bourke Streets) Photography by unattributed studio.