On Saturday I needed to take the car to Granville for a replacement radio. I walked up to Parramatta to get some coffee and it turned into a bit of an architectural photo-shoot, which I continued on the drive home.
The Crest, on Blaxcell Street in Granville, was my favourite building in the whole world when I was a kid, and it’s still pretty high on the list. Local legend had it that Paul Hogan used to go to the movies there when he was a kid.
The big sign with the letters in roundels used to spell out HOYTS. I have no idea if ’roundel’ is the right word for them. Sometime in the 90s it was changed to BINGO. The current occupants have added a sixth roundel to allow them to spell BLOUZA, which is the name of a village in Lebanon. I don’t know if this violates whatever heritage order the building is under, but I didn’t actually notice the change until I was looking at the photos when I got home and noticed that BLOUZA has one more letter than BINGO.
I’ve only just noticed that the new blog layout cuts off Flickr’s ‘Medium’ photo size.