Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Albion

(Woy Woy Walk #8)

Last night and Sunday night there was a glorious wind and yesterday was 23 degrees (73.4F). Very nice. The sun this morning was in and out like a fiddler's elbow. Together with the breeze it made a fairly cool walk. Not much orange jessamine left now but there were plenty of roses still out and one garden had a rather beautiful tea-scented pale pink rose and a bright red rose with a pineapple scent.

Albion Street
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No idea if these are fifties colours. I've never seen them on a fifties house before. The house still looks pretty good though.

Nelson Street
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Neat but dull. Perhaps with a lighter colour on the fence and windows it'd perk up.

Oxford Street
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Not sure if this one's a rental or not. Another unremarkable house with (possibly) seventies cladding and a seventies veranda on the back.

Oxford St
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Another view of a possible rental. Not sure if those awnings on the windows are fifties or seventies.

Albion Street
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A brick-over reno. One of the least attractive things you can do to a fifties house. It's still got the palms though, and one of its original windows.

1950s cabin
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One of the best cabins I've ever seen. It looks in good nick, it's got plenty of space around it for a garden and to let in the light, and the fence also in good nick. It's also unusual because of its fifties design.

Lane Street
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Another cabin. Fairly standard in that the garage door's still in place (covered up inside with masonite) and has a hodgepodge of windows and a carport as combined veranda, washing-line and carport. It appears to be in okay nick, i.e., not actively falling down. Cabins usually house a poverty-stricken retiree, a uni student or a bachelor living entirely on a diet of beer and pizza.

Albion lane
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Cabins are converted garages. Most of them are coverted by their owners so there's plenty that're not up to standard. This place looked occupied and had a street number painted on its fence. Though it may just be someone's non-weatherproof office or workshop. I hope it's not being used as a dwelling.

There's relatively few fifties houses on the Peninsula but I've noticed an enormous number of fifties garages and quite a lot of fifties verandas.

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