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View of My Flat, from the Car Park Next Door


View of My Flat, from the Car Park Next Door
41.5 cm (w) x 29 cm (h), blue biro on cartridge paper.
Date produced: 1988 - 1992

The window near the centre of this drawing was my lounge room window, facing south. To the right of that window, and partly obscured by a flat roof in front of my view, is my bathroom (a small room added afterwards to the main building). My kitchen window can be placed just behind the angled pipe that connects to the riser near my bathroom.

The rooms within the building behind my bathroom were part of my neighbours’ flat. Behind the whole building is the tower from the Glenelg Town Hall on Moseley Square, and several pine trees growing in Colley Reserve, behind the Town Hall building. Just to the left of the Town Hall tower, is the corner of what was originally called The Grand Hotel (which was built during the time I lived at this flat).

 

 

 

Detail 1:

View of My Flat, from the Car Park Next Door - Detail 1

 

 

 

 

Detail 2:

View of My Flat, from the Car Park Next Door - Detail 2

 

 

 

 

Detail 3:

View of My Flat, from the Car Park Next Door - Detail 3

 

 

 

 

Detail 4:

View of My Flat, from the Car Park Next Door - Detail 4

 

 


 

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Rio Flats, Glenelg 1


Rio Flats, Glenelg 1
42 cm (w) x 29.5 cm (h), blue biro on cartridge paper.
Date produced: 1988 - 1992

This is the stairway and hallway to the flat where I lived in Glenelg. The building was put up in the year 1903 or so. The wall on the very right side of the drawing is an external wall that runs along St Johns Row (an old street adjoining Moseley Square). The stairway on the right hand side of the drawing leads down one floor to a door that opens out on St Johns Row.

My friendly neighbours, Mr and Mrs Mitchell lived in the flat accessed by the obvious door drawn on the left side of the drawing, with the rectangular door mat. Mr Mitchell, "Mitch", was a retired English sailor, who enjoyed a good yarn, a good beer, and a good view over Moseley Square. Mrs Mitchell, "Carmie", was a thin little woman from Indiana, USA, with a bright, cheerful, and cheeky outlook.

The door to my flat is the one to the right of the Mitchell’s door, with an oval door mat. I lived there for four and a half years, mainly while doing my 4 year Bachelor of Education degree, and seeing the Grand Hotel replace the Pier Hotel (directly across St Johns Row) in a grotesquely noisy farce that was without any regard for those living nearby.

 

 

 

Detail 1:

Rio Flats, Glenelg 1 - Detail 1

 

 

 

 

Detail 2:

Rio Flats, Glenelg 1 - Detail 2

 

 

 

 

Detail 3:

Rio Flats, Glenelg 1 - Detail 3

 

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