The last of my Christmas holiday snaps! On the way back from Ballarat I spent a day and a night hanging out with my old friend Robbie. Robbie lives in the lovely suburb of Melbourne called Prahran. (If you're a local you pronounce it "Pran". Nothing labels you a tourist like calling it "Pra-ran". It's like overseas tourists and the whole "Mel-born" [tourist] vs "Mel-bun" [local] thing.)
Prahran reminds me a little of my own 'hood, except maybe a tad more genteel than Newtown. A few blocks from Robbie's is the funky shopping and entertainment street of Chapel Street, a long, long stretch of cute boutiques, restaurants, cafes and tiny bars. Just step back a couple of blocks back from Chapel St, into the back streets of Prahran, and you'll find all sorts of wonderful Victorian era cottages.
Harrington, I'll take the Bentley.
Rise & Shine (L) and le chat peculiar (R).
Lacework, a pair of Victorian cottages in Prahran.
The gardens of Prahran.
Pets Wonderland and glorious arts & crafts architecture collide on Chapel St.
Soaring "Blood & Bandages" architecture in Prahran (L) and some faded glory
on Chapel St (R).
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