The Violineri, Bridge road Richmond

Another old shop looks destined to close, the wonderful old-world looking Violineri, presided over by a white-haired gentleman who looks to be straight out of the 19th century. A sign appeared in the window today announcing that they’re closing soon and moving to Ballarat. I fear that old timber front will go and another bland and shiny new premises will open — or worse, yet another café.

I can’t stop some of these places closing, or being bulldozed, but I’m making a concerted effort to try and record them in pictures… The old Tennyson building last December, the ruins that hid behind a wall in Bridge road for so long. Now gone and more slickness in their place.