South Melbourne’s Victorian-era architecture always inspires me. It can be simple and elegant, or have more flourishes to it that would have expressed the personality of the owners who built the home/shop. The streets were constructed very wide for the horse and buggy mode of transportation which would have needed wide turn-around space. These days, some of these streets often have median strips down the middle with trees and flowers planted thereon.
The building in this post was typical of that era’s local corner milk bar/grocery store, with the top storey usually having been the residence for the store owner. I like how this building’s colourings have translated so well into my idea of watercolour. I’ve produced many different versions, but will show only these. Later, I will post a closeup of the bottom part of this corner building and talk a bit more about its exterior. It will be like an archaeological dig, so to speak!