Re: Historic Bendigo
From: Peter Bruce
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From: "Mal Rowe" brill21e@...>
To: "TDU" TramsDownUnder@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 2:18 PM
Subject: [TramsDownUnder] Historic Bendigo


> Bendigo is a city which celebrates its history - and with good reason.

>

> Pall Mall is probably one of the best Victorian / Edwardian streetscapes

> anywhere.

>

> The attached pic shows Bendigo's ESCo Vic toastrack out on the occasion

> of the ARHS VR car tour back in August.

> http://tdu.to/17_CharingCross_26Aug2006.jpg

>

> Perhaps this pic fits even into Peter B's "through the windscreen"

> series as it was taken through the windscreen of 53!

>

> The war memorial to the left is a scaled down replica of the Cenotaph in

> London. Behind the lamps associated with the fountain stands the

> Victorian grandeur of "The Shamrock" hotel. The former National Bank

> and the Beehive Buildings are further to the right and an Indian

> Restaurant occupies the shop with the two story verandah. I recall that

> shop being "Favaloros Cafe" in tramway times ... all a testimony to the

> waves of exotic cuisine brought to Australia by waves of migration.

> --

> Mal Rowe in Melbourne


G'day all,

All the above applies to my attached photo of 21 taken in 1970, except that
it wasn't taken through a windscreen!

Regards,

Peter Bruce.

http://tdu.to/No21CharingCrossBo4.jpg



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