Republic of Moreland

December 29, 2006

Back in the new year

Filed under: Brunswick,cafes & pubs,Coburg — Kath @ 10:33 pm

Some special folk have agreed to start blogging on this site in January, so bookmark it, won’t you? I’ve put this image of Coburg’s Woodlands Hotel here to remind you that there’s a Best Moreland Café/Pub/Bar Poll on this site and you’re invited to vote. Please do, as I’d like to use the info to feature on my links and for future discussion. So click here if you haven’t nominated a bar or café. And have yourself a very merry new year.

Update: The Woodlands is up for sale.


December 26, 2006

Can’t decide which I love the best

Filed under: architecture,art,Coburg,politics,urban planning — Kath @ 10:41 am

Houses are people too, you know. I was going to write an earnest little post on neighbourhood character, which quoted from Alain de Botton’s peerless book, The Architecture of Happiness. I was going to explore my bourgeois notions of what constitutes neigbourhood character, and take you on a romp through the different styles in my area (Victorian, Edwardian, Federation, faux Georgian, Deco), and compare their virtues with these brown boxes, also in my street.

December 24, 2006


Filed under: art,Brunswick,nonsense,North Fitzroy,rooftops — Kath @ 9:45 pm

This post comes from the lovely emilie zoey baker.


December 22, 2006

Open for business

Sydney roadWELCOME TO Republic of Moreland. I did pen a tagline under its masthead but, for reasons unknown, WordPress refused to publish it. I thought about using Almost Pretty, the title of a history of Sydney Road, which, incidentally, is the longest continuous retail strip in the Southern Hemisphere, or so a prominent local real estate auctioneer is very fond of shouting. (If you’re lucky enough to covet property, you know who I’m talking about. He with the year-round suntan.) It’s an impressive fact, until you think about the other cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Anyway, suggestions for the tagline, and how to get it up there, will be warmly received. (more…)

Santa has come to town

Filed under: nonsense — Kath @ 12:19 am

Yes it’s obvious, but a survey of Christmas kitsch seems apposite in Coburg. I’ll add more as (walking) time permits.


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