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.
An unexpected bit of Mediterranean architecture – a lovely house belonging to a Greek artist.
Detail of the Greek house
View of the city from Avondale Heights
Crossing Steele Creek.
St Bernards College appears to be building a new oval.
Classic suburban house.
House in construction.
House for sale. Grand and gracious views.
Bins and boxes.
The RSL on Hoffmans Road.
Most attractive street, 1983.
We were intrigued by the dancing mannequins on the roof of this Essendon dance studio. Who put them there?
The one on the left has been stripped almost naked.
Uckley Usiness Olutions.
Beautiful colon, beautiful you.
When style counts.