Categories Melbourne Signs of the time Post author By anne54 Post date February 17, 2013 6 Comments on Signs of the time I love the old signs that you see painted on walls and doors. The forgotten fragments of time past. These are just some that are hidden in plain sight in Melbourne. Can you recognise them? Hold your mouse over the photo to find out where it is. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Tags Australia, history, Melbourne, old signs By anne54 Botanic artist View Archive → ← The art of science → Texture on Thursday — more beach textures 6 replies on “Signs of the time” I remember the Hat Shop in Flinders Street from when I was a teen. Amazing to think it’s still there, still in business. LikeLike Yep, it is still there, tucked away near the station. I have never been in, but it always catches my eye as I wander past. Any others that bring back memories? LikeLike I love those old signs that hide quietly in unexpected places, and the buildings with the date on them always put a smile on my face 🙂 A large house was built in Wandin a few years ago, in a classic style, not a modern monstrosity, and set in the tower at the top was ‘2010’. Every time I go past I am thrilled that they are continuing that tradition. LikeLike I like the recent dates on buildings too — a sign of commitment. However I smile when I see businesses that say something like “established 1983”. That’s not that long ago — until I do the sums! The smile quickly fades…. LikeLike I bet seeing Est 1883 on a facade seemed a bit silly in 1900 too, but here we are looking back at it all these years later! I can only hope that the buildings with more current dates on them stay around long enough to be looked back at fondly in the future. LikeLike Good point — I had never thought about how it would have looked in 1900! LikeLike Nothing like a good natter, so let's have a chat! Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.