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Cnr Collins & Elizabeth Streets at end of shopping day 1957 by Fred Mitchell
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I got here a little earlier than most times and there were some shoppers going to catch trains or trams. The traffic on the road was a little more than usual showing how the trams are restricted to the centre of the road with only two lanes of traffic passing between them and the footpath

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Spend most of my time with images of yesterday (or before), but enjoy use of the Pentax K3 when possible.

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  • benthebrown
    benthebrownover 5 years ago

    The light in this image is so warm and lovely and backlights the citizens of Melbourne perfectly. Your exposure in this photo is so good considering you were shooting into the sun. Thanks for sharing this image!

  • Jeff Stroud
    Jeff Stroudover 5 years ago

    Wow ! These are great old photos… and in color in 1957 really special… Thank you for sharing these…

  • clickinhistory
    clickinhistoryover 5 years ago

    wonderful image, so full of life and light

  • barefootpaul
    barefootpaulover 5 years ago

    Great lighting! People dressed smartly in 1957!

  • adgray
    adgrayover 5 years ago

    It looks like a movie set! with the best detail of the period researched perfectly!
    The clarity of your shot makes you forget it is not taken recently but 50 years ago!
    This also means it is infinitely important! ☼ BRAVO! ☼

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 5 years ago

    Thank you for your comments.

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Mojca Savicki
    Mojca Savickiover 3 years ago

    Another one of your stunning street shots!!

  • Thank you for your interest & comment

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Vincent Riedweg
    Vincent Riedwegover 3 years ago

    Splendid street shot.

  • Thank you.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • White Owl
    White Owlabout 3 years ago

    i love the ambience of the sun on the street & the people…it really transports me to that moment in time…to think that I was walking across that very same street only a few days ago. It is also good to know that alot of the architecture is still preserved because I can still recognise the streets judging by the buildings.

  • Thank ypu for your interest and comments.

    – Fred Mitchell

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