Monday, August 14, 2017

Looking back . . .

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New York circa 1903. Flatiron Building, Fifth Avenue and Broadway.", New York, c 1903.

Another image, 1903

Completed in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city at 20 floors. The name "Flatiron" derives from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron:

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Coles first store, Collingwood, Victoria, 1914. Coles now operates 801 supermarkets throughout Australia, with over 100,000 employees.
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The junction of Steep Steet and Trenchard Street in Bristol, England, 1866.
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The corner Milk Bar before convenience stores and supermarkets replaced them.

By the way . . .

One of Sydney’s last true milk bars is no more. George Poulos, who owned and conducted the Rio Milk Bar in Smith Street, Summer Hill, for 63 years, died in 2015 still making milkshakes and still opening the store each day except Sundays. Known to his family as “the General”, Mr Poulos fought in World War II and opened the milk bar with his father Philip after moving to Sydney from Greece in 1952.

George Poulos with Son Nick, 2014.

The property sold at auction for $1.7m in 2015, to a Greek couple who planned to lease it out.
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Woman selling fish from a barrel, London, c. 1910
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Positioning of a main bearing for the Sydney Harbour Bridge, c 1927
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A workman atop a shaky chimney, all that is left of the building, chipping away with a hammer in London during the Blitz, 1940. But how did he get up there?
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Painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge, before occupational health and safety regulation.
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Edwardian fashion, 1910
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Approach to Sydney Harbor Bridge from North Sydney
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Golden Gate Bridge opening day, 1937
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Sydney Harbour Bridge opening day, 1932
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Archibald Fountain, Sydney, 1930’s


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