the streets of fitzroy

Fitzroy is a fascinating suburb, one of the oldest sections of the whiteman's Melbourne. We lived there all through the seventies and then taught at Fitzroy High School thirty years later. The photo above is of firemen relaxing after extinguishing a blaze in the milk bar opposite the school.

Below are some images of the F19 protests and barricades, late 1977 as the F19 Freeway was being pushed through ...

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As we wander this old world camera in hand we should ask - do we see what is in front of us, or what we want to be there?

Above: winter on the polder outside Leiden

Below: winter in Leiden, flanneur in Paris, summer in Broken Hill!