Monday, 20 July 2009

Open Melbourne 2

Third Floor, Donkey Wheel House. Great name for a building! I liked the two different door sizes. The one on the right led into a fireproof, semi-circular room that was used to store documents.

These basement windows had grates above to let in light and air, but just look odd, like someone tiled out the view.

Installation art in the one of the basement window/vents

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The front door of Donkey Wheel House. This building used to house the administration headquarters of Melbourne's first tramworks, cable tramworks. I was a tad disappointed as I was keen to see where the wheels and the like were. Donkey Wheel is the name of the organisation that now own the building.


Alison said...

Hi Claire,
Great photos. We made it to Donkey House too. Weren't the doors odd? Kept looking for tram things until explained to us that was admin centre. The basement very seventies. Did you like the ye old wine barrel?

Claire said...

Thanks Alison. There were some quite odd things in the building...some architectural...some other! I'm in two minds about having a 'do' in that basement dining room. Sounds like the wine bods are the only regular customers??