Corinthian Column

From Footscray in the east to Fremantle in the west, Australia's suburbs are dotted with them. You know the ones. The ones with the white colonnades out front. Having first emerged in the early 1950s, and as strong as brick shithouses, most of these abodes survive to this day. And best of all, they're still popping up all over the place! This blog is a tribute to that special kind of Aussie home known as the Mediterranean mausoleum.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

That seventies house

This one in Grosvenor St, Beaconsfield (WA), has more of a seventies flavour.

Don' worry about it!!

I love how this masterpiece was created by concreting over the original limestone blocks of a worthless Federation number.

It's on South Street in White Gum Valley.

Villa Costalotta

Thought I'd kick off with this one from Douro Rd, South Fremantle.

It reminds me of a time back in Brisbane when I was cruising around in the passenger seat of a Sicilian mate's Mazda.

As we zoomed past a monolith quite similar to this beauty, my mate exclaimed: "We've got one one those!"