Looks totally out of place in that ‘hood… Unless it’s the local pimp-mobile
Thoroughly upscale and expensive ‘hood, though quite why the buildings on that corner are so lost (see link below) I don’t know.
Correct you are Justy. This was taken outside the Coles supermarket which has recently been undergoing a complete overhaul as the carpark out rear is being converted to a public space.
A hunch about an old Victorian pile above a Liquorland sign had me Googling “Liquorland, Chapel Street”.
As a kid, I was always excited to see a new Rolls like that in that part of the world, but oddly enough, Shadows haven’t looked posh or special to me for many years now. Their predecessor always did, and still do, but these poor old fridges never had so much as a Faded Splendour or PimpApproved stage, just direct to Why Botherism, where they remain.
They’ve earned themselves a bit of a resurgence – the upper beater class. There’s a delightful patinated Bentley T pulling duties around these parts.
Oh, very nicely done indeed.
A silvery shadow of former glories for RR, as are the grand buildings it is passing.
Thanks for the link. Like R&DMan, I also thought it was a run-down neighborhood, based on the closed-up storefront and the somewhat haphazard commercial facades. I guess that contradiction makes the photo even that much more alluring.
Yeah an old flash car in a grand old part of town.
The buildings are grand but I understand that only the ground levels are used – note a few boarded-up windows. The vacant store is a symptom of challenging times for bricks & mortar retail plus this being a very expensive area for lease costs, it seems there is a lot of turnover.
Maybe the context influenced my perception… I saw it as a Toyota HiLux with a cap, not a Rolls.
Isn’t this from an old song?
And thy Shaaaa-dow
Rolling down the av-ven-nuu.
I’m here all week, folks. Tell your friends.
Take my wife. Please.
Used to live not far from there. The area was posh, went into a decline, now is trendy again, maybe even posh. I left the city 30 years ago, so who knows? Justy and Don, that’s who.
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