Fading Victoria


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Obsolete RACV road sign
Obsolete RACV road sign
Darraweit Guim, Victoria, Australia

A rusted and faded rural road sign advising that Bolinda is 7 miles away. According to the RACV, the logo to the right of ... (more)
Burkes Bridge
Burkes Bridge
Hurstbridge, Victoria, Australia

A decaying road bridge, long ago bypassed with a modern concrete and bitumen monolith. They don't make them like they used ... (more)
RANAD Somerton March 2006
RANAD Somerton March 2006
Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

[IMAGE COLLECTION] 114 assorted photos of former Navy base.
Out of town extravagance
Out of town extravagance
Talbot, Victoria, Australia

Located around 1.5 kilometres away from the nearest commercial building in Talbot, this ruin may have been a hotel, or perhaps ... (more)
Restoration complete at Olrig
Restoration complete at Olrig
Craigieburn, Victoria, Australia

The only building remaining at Olrig, believed to have been built in the 1840's, is now fully restored. In the early 1990s ... (more)
Revisit: Rural cottage ruins
Revisit: Rural cottage ruins
Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia

Revisited 3 years later: Unfortunately, this tiny cottage appears to have collapsed. Visible in the debris is a sink and ... (more)
Revisit: Derelict house, and horses
Revisit: Derelict house, and horses
Malmsbury, Victoria, Australia

Revisited 18 months later: The house is still there, as are the two horses. This time only one of them wanted to pose.
Revisit: endangered species, saved from extinction
Revisit: endangered species, saved from extinction
Malmsbury, Victoria, Australia

Revisited 18 months later: The Calder Freeway bypass is complete, and this abandoned house is still standing. It used to ... (more)
Beehive well
Beehive well
Mernda, Victoria, Australia

An old beehive well on an abandoned rural property of roughly 300 acres in size. Being in a prime land development area - ... (more)
Microwaved mail
Microwaved mail
Yandoit, Victoria, Australia

Two mailboxes at the start of a dead end road. Battery ruins visible in the background.
Electric fence
Electric fence
Darraweit Guim, Victoria, Australia

Charming rural sign, complete with pellet shot holes.
Kelly House on a rainy morning
Kelly House on a rainy morning
Beveridge, Victoria, Australia

The former John Kelly House at Beveridge is fenced off from casual observers, but appears to be gradually succumbing to vandals ... (more)
Derelict house at dusk
Derelict house at dusk
Kilmore, Victoria, Australia

A magpie poses momentarily (see area to the right of the door) before wandering around this abandoned property. I could do ... (more)
Not long for this world?
Not long for this world?
Golden Point, Victoria, Australia

A row of abandoned and boarded up shops and houses in Ballarat. There are a total of five shopfronts and two houses which ... (more)
Old General Store
Old General Store
Longwood, Victoria, Australia

It is not known whether the painting on this door is original or a historical reproduction, but it is known that this facade ... (more)
Rest In Peace
Rest In Peace
Bulla, Victoria, Australia

A Virgin Blue aircraft passes over a cemetery moments before touching down. The cemetery has obviously been here longer than ... (more)

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