Spring, at last, the start of the Vintage and Rockabilly season in Victoria. One of the only overnight evens for me this season, the 3 hours drive through the Western Plains of Victoria is one my favourites. Leaving Bacchus Marsh and through Ballarat, it is like driving back through time and history. The saddest part […]
Many years ago the town of Wallace in Melbourne’s West, near Ballarat, was bypassed. The road that runs through Wallace was once the main highway between Melbourne and Ballarat, which was the trail set by earlier settlers and those driven to the nearby goldfields. Then came the cars, and more vehicles until the road became […]
The City of Melbourne or the State Government like to promote with much fanfare, unique urban spaces such as Federation Square as a space for social interactions. Like they are cementing their sovereignty over our urban lives by giving us “beautiful” spaces (while approving the destruction of heritage buildings). Our Right to the City (Stead), […]
I work for a company that is very much part knowledge and service industries and contributes to the networked economy. To grow and adapt, it has embraced the concept of global cities. Sassen states “global city brings a strong emphasis on the networked economy because of the nature of the industries that tend to be […]
I virtually stood on the corner of 125th Street and Lenox Avenue to reflect on what Zukin described. The Growth Machine nearly three decades later is still struggling along dragging the past and pushing the future.
I spend a lot of time doing pin up photography around Victoria and Australia. Pin up models are closely associated with the the Rockabilly subculture which seems to be growing here in Australia. Based on all things Rock-n-Roll from the classic cars, dance, fashion and held together with the music. It has it’s own language, […]