1937: Exterior of Myer, Bourke Street Melbourne

HISTORY: Exterior of the Myer Emporium, Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1937 (Napier Waller, Architects) Photo courtesy of the Herald Sun Image Library

Melbourne's great eyesore, demolishing the 1960s Gas and Fuel Corporation buildings which obstructed a vista of heritage buildings along Flinders Street including St Paul's Cathedral to make way for Federation Square.

Gas & Fuel Corporation building, seen from above Young & Jackson's Hotel, Flinders Street, Melbourne - St Paul's Cathedral - Culture Victoria

The Beatles in Melbourne, Australia. June, 1964.

The Beatles stand on the balcony of the St George Hotel, Wellington, shortly after their arrival in New Zealand on 21 June 1964 // from Alexander Turnbull Library

A view from Flinders St Station...looking down Elizabeth St, Melbourne. early…

In his autobiographical essay, ‘Seen from the window,’ Henri Lefebvre describes looking from the balcony of his apartment in central Paris on to a busy intersection over a period of several hours.

Flinders Street Station old Ballroom entrance (image by Peter Glenane)

Flinders Street Station old Ballroom entrance (image by Peter Glenane) I wish they would restore this. It's a travesty that such a beautiful ballroom languishes in disrepair.

1951: People relax on the lawns outside the State Library of Victoria. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library/ARGUS

IT IS difficult to imagine today, but only a few decades ago a suburban-style motor accessories store stood at one of the Melbourne CBD’s prime locations.

Block Arcade. Melbourne, Australia.

Block Arcade, Collins Street – Mark Strizic , 1967 Still looks much the same. Arcades (& lanes) are wonderful in Melbourne city and help make the city different to the other capitals in Australia. The Hopetoun tea rooms are still in operation.

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