last days of the Eastern Market


My friend David Hudson sent me a link to a State Library of Victoria exhibition on the work of Eric Thake, someone whom I must confess I knew nothing whatsoever about. But have a look at his beautiful photos of the old Eastern Market, a central part of Old Melbourne that, like so much else, was casually destroyed during the second part of the twentieth century.

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  1. Thanks for the posting, Jeff. A real treasure. Imagine what an attraction it would be if it were still here.

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