Fading Victoria


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Skeleton tree
Skeleton tree
Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

This old tree located inside Woodlands Historic Park isn't faring too well, but it still manages to look beautiful.
Fireplace falls off
Fireplace falls off
Moranding, Victoria, Australia

Remnants of a brick fireplace stick out of the side of a decaying weatherboard building. A barn in better condition sits ... (more)
Holden Special
Holden Special
Limestone, Victoria, Australia

A battered Holden FE Special from the mid 1950's sits with other cars from a similar era. These were raced at Alexandra until ... (more)
Inside Cheviot Railway Tunnel
Inside Cheviot Railway Tunnel
Molesworth, Victoria, Australia

This train tunnel was completed in 1889 and was closed to railway traffic in the 1970's. The interior of the tunnel is quite ... (more)
Bluestone is back
Bluestone is back
Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia

The original bluestone paving in this small dead-end lane is slowly revealing itself, as the more recent ashphalt covering ... (more)
Wall on Little Leichardt Street
Wall on Little Leichardt Street
Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia

Little Leichardt Street (known previously as Eagle Alley) no longer exists, but the entrance to the skyscraper that now covers ... (more)
DeWitt's Otis Tonic Tablets
DeWitt's Otis Tonic Tablets
Carlton North, Victoria, Australia

An old sign painted on the rear wall of a former pharmacy. It reads: "RAY CHANDLER CHEMIST / DeWitt's Otis TONIC TABLETS ... (more)
Clouds above bays four and three
Clouds above bays four and three
Carlton, Victoria, Australia

The roof appears to be missing from this building at a former Carlton Brewery building; in reality there's little more than ... (more)
Tram's running late
Tram's running late
Carlton, Victoria, Australia

A clock sits high above the road on a pole, near the former terminus of many south-of-city routes (they now terminate at ... (more)
Country lifestyle, city views
Country lifestyle, city views
Epping, Victoria, Australia

This rural site will be demolished and redeveloped into a wholesale market in 2008. Behind the camera, an industrial estate ... (more)
Endangered specimen
Endangered specimen
Malmsbury, Victoria, Australia

This decaying weatherboard house is located about 80 metres from the apparent edge of the new Calder Freeway bypass, which ... (more)
Retired Chev
Retired Chev
Bellarine, Victoria, Australia

This derelict 1940's era Chevrolet truck has definitely seen better days. It sits inside a vast farm property not far from ... (more)
Former ordnance factory
Former ordnance factory
Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia

The former explosives factory at Maribyrnong contains literally hundreds of buildings. This image, taken from the opposite ... (more)
The cattle call it home
The cattle call it home
Wollert, Victoria, Australia

A ripped fly screen, missing decking, collapsed verandah and a modern building nearby suggest this house has been abandoned ... (more)
Ghost gate
Ghost gate
Craigieburn, Victoria, Australia

Most development in the Craigieburn area has occurred to the west of the Hume Highway. This old gate sits about 100m east ... (more)
Three buildings in one
Three buildings in one
Malmsbury, Victoria, Australia

A single roof unifies what appear to be three quite different portions of this building. Perhaps the brick rubble to the ... (more)

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