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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
> The attached pic shows Bendigo's ESCo Vic toastrack out on the occasion
> of the ARHS VR car tour back in August.
> 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
All the above applies to my attached photo of 21 taken in 1970, except that
it wasn't taken through a windscreen!