Alas, this is no more.
Although the signs are still there, the family run Department Store they advertised went into liquidation in January 2006. It will not be long until the signs fade from our sight as well. But isn’t this the way of the world?
‘Gone to Gowings’ was as frequently uttered as was ‘Shoot through like a Bondi Tram’. The store was an essential aspect of the fabric of this city until there was a social seismic shift and ‘homespun’ went out of style.
Looking along George Street, the layers of the years is apparent in the architecture. Some city blocks which have the aura of yesteryear are into their 5th and 6th incarnation since 1842. Nothing stays forever. The current generation and the next, need to stamp their identity on their surroundings as much as their forebears did.
‘Tis a crying shame though.
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