Andrew Cosgriff, Photographer Laureate of Abbotsford

This is one of Andrew Cosgriff’s photos from Flickr. He monikers about as Lonely Radio. He has more websites than you could poke a stick at. He photographs urban landscapes beautifully. Signs, numbers, graffiti, all with a Marcovaldoesquity, a well feeling pathos. I think they are exquisite, and it gives me the greatest pleasure to announce that he is henceforth Photographer Laureate of Abbotsford though a resident of Abbotsford must surely grow into that position before too long. His 52 Abbotsford photos are here. Here are the rest.

The Harold Boot Company, gipps st

According to a website called Valley Country:

The Harold Boot Company traces its history back to 15th Century Leicestershire where Ian Harold’s ancestors were bespoke shoe makers. In 1912, Frederick Harold came to Australia to source raw materials and establish local production facilities. The Australian business thrived, with strong sales in both local and overseas markets. Continue reading “The Harold Boot Company, gipps st”

The cool owners of the terminus

Here’s an article about actors Fred Whitlock and Alison Whyte who bought the Terminus Hotel in Abbotsford 10 years ago when it was selling a keg of beer a week, and have kept it going strong ever since. Now, it’s one of Melbourne’s best pubs, with drag bingo and “pub aid” which is doing good things for Cambodians.  Umm, sorry to The Age for stealing their photo…