American Army nurses stationed in Melbourne, Australia during WWII ~ photographed at the Shrine of Remembrance

American Army nurses stationed in Melbourne during WWII / this is the uniform my Aunt Frieda wore as a Nurse in WWII

This is in Australia, not NYC, but I can see my characters browsing in a bookstore like this. Cole's Book Arcade ( ca. 1900) by ookami_dou, via Flickr

This is the ground floor of Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne as it was in The top flat can be seen in the previous set of pictures. Half of a stereoview by George Rose. The business continued to operate after Cole's death in finally closing in

The old Flinders Street Railway Station, circa 1885. The clock above it is now on display at Southern Cross Station.

Fatal Railway Accident ON THIS DAY ……… March 1913 Bert Gouller, aged 13 years, whose leg and arm were cut off through falling under a Coburg train at the Flinders-street station, died on this day in 1913

The first escalator in Melbourne was installed in the Manchester Unity Building opening in 1932,

HISTORY: the Manchester Unity building, on the corner of Collins and Swanston Streets (opened was the first in Victoria to have escalators,.providing access to the basement and the first floor directly from the main arcade entrance at Swanston Street

Degraves Street subway beyond the Flinders Street station turnstiles around about 1960.   The walls under the station platforms have the original 1901 cream coloured tiles, and the ceiling is corrugated tin

Degraves Street subway beyond the Flinders Street station turnstiles around about The walls under the station platforms have the original 1901 cream coloured tiles, and the ceiling is corrugated tin

Block Place - Melbourne, Australia (one of Melbourne's many laneways and where my favorite Cafe Sergovia is) - I think that the mentioned cafe is the place I go for eggs benedict whenever I'm staying in the city. They are mouthwatering. The Block Arcade is also the home of Haigs' Chocolates - another example of culinary bliss.

Block Place - Melbourne, Australia (one of Melbourne's many laneways and where Cafe Sergovia is - good eggs benedict) The Block Arcade is also the home of Haigs' Chocolates - another example of culinary bliss.

Swanston St Melbourne late 1970s. It;s amazing to think that this street hardly resembles this picture in 2013. Sure it's now a tram and pedestrian thoroughfare i like the older version with the CUB in the distance. In fact give me old melbourne over this current day need to be shiny and all modern with shoeboxes lining the city.

Swanston St Melbourne late It;s amazing to think that this street hardly resembles this picture in

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