We went along to Subiaco Museum to see the current exhibition on “Trams and Trade”, which has plenty of interesting exhibits about the history of trams and shops in Rokeby Road, Subiaco.
We also enjoyed looking at the collection of locally manufactured porcelain ware.
And the ticket office from the old Coliseum Theatre. The museum is housed in a 1923 electricity substation building and is well worth a visit.
During our visit to London, we also stopped to check out the window display at Strand Antiques in Chiswick. None of the antiques in the window are for sale – they are a mural painted onto the flat wall.
As well as yesterday’s VW Beetles, there were also plenty of Kombis at the Day of the Volkswagen last weekend.
Some were original or restored to better than original condition. Others had been turned into campers or mobile shops.
Some were displayed in amusing settings. And all of them were worth a second look.
We went along to the Day of the Volkswagen last Sunday. There were heaps of classic VW Beetles on display, some straight, some accessorised, and some modified/modernised.
Given our interest in photography, we had to stop for a closer look at the Aperture camera store in Fitzrovia, London.
As well as the oversized camera and film above, the shop window has an impressive collection of classic/vintage cameras for sale. But we weren’t tempted to give up the benefits of our modern digital camera.
During our visit to Elizabeth Quay on the weekend, we also stopped to admire the Duyfken (Dutch for Little Dove)- a replica of the Dutch ship captained by Willem Janszoon, which visited Australia in 1606. The first recorded chart of the Australian coastline was made during that journey.
As well as yesterday’s Chev coupe and teardrop caravan, we also spotted this classic touring rig at GM Owners Day last weekend – a 1971 Holden Brougham towing a 1965 Globetrotter Gold Coaster.
We also liked this 1926 Chev truck.
And this 1954 Chev that has found a new vocation in life.