Suburban drift on Buckley Street

After travelling further north than I intended, I turned east before the so-called Melbourne Circle became a circuit of Bendigo.  I took a right at Buckley Street, a road that runs east-west from Avondale Heights to Essendon. It’s a journey of only a few kilometres, which we walked on a warm morning in December.  Buckley Street takes you through the established, middle-class suburbs of Essendon West, Aberfeldie, northernmost Moonee Ponds and into Essendon. Instead of writing an essay, this time I’ve used photos in an attempt to capture the essence of the street, its ordinariness, beauty and strangeness.

Greek-artist-house

An unexpected bit of Mediterranean architecture – a lovely house belonging to a Greek artist.

Greek-artist-house-closeup

Detail of the Greek house

guitar-stolen

Bummer.

city-view

View of the city from Avondale Heights

steele-creek2

Crossing Steele Creek.

abandoned-tv walking
st-bernards

St Bernards College appears to be building a new oval.

suburban-house-classic

Classic suburban house.

construction

House in construction.

grand-and-gracious-home

House for sale. Grand and gracious views.

bins-and-boxes

Bins and boxes.

look-listen-think

Good advice.

east-keilor-rsl

The RSL on Hoffmans Road.

most-attractive-street

Most attractive street, 1983.

dancing-learn-here

We were intrigued by the dancing mannequins on the roof of this Essendon dance studio. Who put them there?

dancing-mannequins

The one on the left has been stripped almost naked.

uckley-usiness-olutions

Uckley Usiness Olutions.

beautiful-colon

Beautiful colon, beautiful you.

when-style-counts

When style counts.

fish-and-chips

 

 

west-essendon-shopping-centre

 

 

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One comment

  1. I want to dance with the lollipop man
    I want to cross the road with the mannequins
    I want to unbend the Roberts St street sign
    I want to play guitar by a lampost
    I want to dine at the Chish and Frippery
    I want to kick it long at St Bernards

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