‘DEMO’ – Wreckers shorthand for ‘Demolish’…


On the weekend I had the pleasure of hooking up with my mate Daz (aka MaxHamish) for a spot of photography, which we had planned to do for awhile.
After a caffeine hit in Carlton we decided that although having no plan as such, that we would jump in the car and head ‘west’, hoping to find some ‘cool old buildings’ that might be nice to photograph. Well about 2k down the road we came across the Old Melbourne Brewing and Malting Co.(est.1883) better known as Carlton Brewery, and responsible for the famous Carlton Ale’s.
The facade it seemed was obviously being saved, probably given its very solid state and obvious history, heritage listed. However, it was the lovely derelict interior spaces that caught our eye and we wasted no time taking, in my case,100 or so shots. These are a couple of them, in diptych.



  • Zaldy Infante
    Zaldy Infantealmost 7 years ago

    you’re a visual pioneer mark! love the micro and macro view!

  • thankyou for your generous comment Zaldy!

    – Mark Hayward

  • stephfine
    stephfinealmost 7 years ago

    What an adventure, great find and history! Love the title that matches the writing on the wall… great memories… with your mate for a life time!! Hope too see more shots out of the 100+. :-)

  • Yeah it was pretty cool. cheers steph.

    – Mark Hayward

  • meanderthal
    meanderthalalmost 7 years ago

    got a couple of shots in this building myself…. nice work.
    this is great!!!

  • love to see some meanderthal…be interesting to see your take… cheers mate.

    – Mark Hayward

  • Ian  James
    Ian Jamesalmost 7 years ago

    Cool shots I would really like to get access to some derelict buildings like this I love all the decay and textures.

  • Thanks for stopping by Ian. Ta.

    – Mark Hayward

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 7 years ago


  • Thanks Ushna.

    – Mark Hayward

  • docophoto
    docophotoalmost 7 years ago

    Yes, Great location Mark, have used it many times myself but only as a backdrop. You have given it it’s own soul. great document.

  • It was a pleasure photographing this building, and what remains of the original interior space. Thanks so much for your kind words doco. Cheers mate.

    – Mark Hayward

  • Bones
    Bonesalmost 7 years ago

    I like what you’ve done here, interesting subject.

  • cheers Rhys

    – Mark Hayward

  • Maxhamish
    Maxhamishalmost 7 years ago

    Now where have I seen this before….Excellent……….

  • taueva
    tauevaalmost 7 years ago

    love your work!!!

  • gpatrick
    gpatrickalmost 7 years ago

    The graffitti actually adds to this image-I often find it distracting and clone it out in my own images but this works.Love the spaces created by the torn down wall.Well seen.The bird closeup is a nice touch.

  • Cheers Glenn…appreciate your comment and thanks for looking..

    – Mark Hayward

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