Happiness as Anarchy #135: Art Deco Remnants

This city was in its heyday in the 1920s and 30s, if the architecture is anything to go by. If you have an eye out for it there are little gems of art deco design work around every corner, sandwiched between nondescript buildings, covered over with street art, and often crumbling. On this morning’s mission to buy tango shoes (unsuccessful – the shop was closed) I wandered past the Hotel Varela, no longer the classy establishment it once may have been, but still sporting its coloured tiles, curved balcony and deco lettering.

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By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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