Fitzroy, where I lived for many years, revealed aspects of itself I've never seen before. Hidden lanes and an old brickworks with a massive chimney. Also, a heap of Victorian warehouses and factories, duly and predictably turned into inner-city apartments, ghost signs deliberately preserved. I took photos of them all, but this snapping lacked the sense of discovery of finding the signs unexpectedly. They were almost parodies. I wonder if developers of future new apartments will get my artist friend to paint the signs on.
And now the pix. First, Thornbury and Northcote (all in reverse order of encountering them):
Then, through North Fitzroy:
|I think it said 'wallpaper'...|
|Almost rode right by this brilliant one, appearing like out of a fog...|
|Hidden away off Nicholson Street - quite the find|
And finally, the 'Roy, finishing just in time before the weather closed in again:
|More cobalt blue|