Fading Victoria


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Sleeping trucks
Sleeping trucks
Craigieburn, Victoria, Australia

Huge earth moving trucks involved in the construction of the Hume Freeway Craigieburn bypass. This photo was taken at about ... (more)
Stone wall inside former base
Stone wall inside former base
Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

This stone wall probably existed long before the land was ever used for storing explosives for the Australian Navy and Australian ... (more)
The Cosmopolitan Hotel
The Cosmopolitan Hotel
Trentham, Victoria, Australia

Closed abruptly by a fire nearly 2 1/2 years before this photo was taken, an old hotel sits and waits for the day it will ... (more)
Room with a view
Room with a view
Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

If it wasn't for the remnants of window glass in the former Navy armaments depot in Somerton (now Greenvale) you might be ... (more)
Derelict house
Derelict house
Glenlyon, Victoria, Australia

An abandoned house in Glenlyon. Parts of the weatherboard portion have been patched over with corrugated iron, but it's probably ... (more)
Bluestone house
Bluestone house
Greenhill, Victoria, Australia

It's amazing what you can find on rural back roads. Another apparently abandoned property on a huge parcel of land, with ... (more)
Needs some TLC
Needs some TLC
Bolinda, Victoria, Australia

The back of this house appears to have been dismantled by man rather than destroyed by nature; a new roof suggests that perhaps ... (more)
Decaying house
Decaying house
Moranding, Victoria, Australia

A foggy morning brings out the beautiful colours of weathered wood and rusted roofing on this old house. The back doesn't ... (more)
Sunrise at Maculiffe's house
Sunrise at Maculiffe's house
Wollert, Victoria, Australia

Buildings at a possible former hotel, built about 150 years ago, now answer only to mother nature. Bits and pieces have been ... (more)
Hydraulic station water tank
Hydraulic station water tank
Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia

This cast iron water tank, located inside the former Spencer Street Power Station, was built in 1889 by J. Abbot and Co. ... (more)
Abandoned Milk Bar
Abandoned Milk Bar
Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

I first came across this corner milk bar in about 1995, and even back then it was derelict. Cigarette advertising in the ... (more)
Furphy's Farm Water Cart
Furphy's Farm Water Cart
Keilor, Victoria, Australia

An old MMBW Furphy brand cart on display at a children's farm. Some of the text reads: BORN ABOUT 1880 - STILL GOING STRONG ... (more)
Patch of Heaven
Patch of Heaven
Clarkefield, Victoria, Australia

A charming sign found on a property fronting a dead end rural road. Not many people are likely to drive past it, so I've ... (more)
May's Oil Bath Spreader
May's Oil Bath Spreader
Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

An unusually named agricultural device located near the ruins of Cumberland. The faded stencilled text reads: MAY'S OIL BATH ... (more)
Rolling green hills
Rolling green hills
Molesworth, Victoria, Australia

Considering that Victoria is currently in a state of drought this sort of scene can be a rare sight these days. This photo ... (more)
Bluestone ruins
Bluestone ruins
Redesdale, Victoria, Australia

Is it nostalgia or cost which causes owners to choose to allow a property to naturally decay, rather than just demolish it? ... (more)

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