219-225 Smith Street

Smith Street is one of Melbourne’s oldest thoroughfares and it dates back to the 1800s. Today, some of the heritage buildings are remodelled on street level but the decorative detail of the upper floors have remained intact.

One of these buildings is the Hannaford’s Pianos & Organs building in Collingwood (Melbourne, Victoria). Now, walking through the street, I was very attracted to the the elaborate Art Nouveau design of the upper level. And look at those semi-circular windows!

It’s a pity that some of the facade are painted over.

A combination of the old, the new and graffiti.

Inspired by Ludwig’s Monday Windows Challenge

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Those windows are marvelous.

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    1. Teresa says:

      I know right! I was impressed 👍

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  2. Toonsarah says:

    A lovely old building, but a bit spoiled by the graffiti. I like the latter in the right place but this isn’t the right place!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Same thoughts here! Thanks for the comment!

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  3. Ludwig says:

    Unusual and amazing. Those round bay windows are marvelous. The graffiti less so.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Oh yes, the graffiti ruins it all!

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  4. restlessjo says:

    I hate the way this lovely old place has been scarred, Teresa.

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    1. Teresa says:

      True, true. Just wanna slap those hands that did the graffiti!

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  5. bushboy says:

    A wonderful building and those windows are so cool. Pity about the graffiti and stupid tags

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    1. Teresa says:

      The building is amazing if we can just pretend that there’s no tags in there 🤔 Thanks Brian for commenting!

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  6. Sad about the graffiti, but it still a magnificent building!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, sure is! Thanks.

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  7. Alison says:

    I noticed that in Melbourne too Teresa the upper part of the buildings. Quite hard to get a good photo on some of them. It’s good they’ve kept them.

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    1. Teresa says:

      The vintage looking top
      gives the buildings added character. But people put some extra effort to go up high and put all those graffiti.

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      1. Alison says:

        I think the graffiti spoils it, I’m not a fan of graffiti

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  8. Gorgeous building, shame about the graffiti.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes truly a shame.

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