Monday, 27 May 2013

An ode to verandah posts


Along Oakville Road, Willoughby stands this wonderfully preserved example of late Victorian shop frontage, now housing a private studio. Originally designed to sell stock feed, the verandahed shop was attached to the building next door (separated by a U-shaped internal courtyard) which was the main shop with private residence at rear. This is just how I remember my grandmother's shop in Florence Street Hornsby, which she owned from 1931 until 1956, even down to the stock feed, which she sold from massive hessian (or jute) sacks along the wall with their tops rolled down, and a metal scoop lying on the inside.


10 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

It's a gorgeous old shop front, Julie.
K

FigMince said...

Alas, poor Mickey! I knew him, Julie: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy...

Joe said...

This is a very quaint shop front providing a great reminder of days gone by. Sadly it also looks like the days have passed poor Mickey too.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What an odd piece of artwork.

Jim said...

Strange but cool.

birgittarudenius said...

A very creative piece of art :)
Have a nice day!

Julie said...

Mmm ... I very much liked the art work.

Virginia said...

Love this shop and the history Julie but "Mickey" creeped me out! HA
V

freefalling said...

Mickey is freakin' me out, man!!

CaT said...

that is very original! but a bit freaky, i would say...