Introducing Stories of Carlton

The old embracing the new

Welcome to the stories of Carlton where we take a look at different parts of Carlton to explore how it’s transformed over the years.

From gourmet Italian food, heritage listed gardens to magnificent historical building such as the Royal Exhibition building, Carlton has such a colourful culture to steal away anyone’s heart.

In this series, we take you an unforgettable journey in one of the most exquisitely unique suburbs in Australia.

I can hardly believe how lucky Melbournians are with Carlton or the ‘Little Italy’ right on our doorstep.

It’s so much fun exploring the streets of Carlton and I’m lucky I can do it every weekday.

Today I’ve been checking out the vast range of cafe and restaurant fit-outs on Lygon St.

It’s like an architect’s playground.

You can find elegant Roman aesthetic with marble and mosaics, through to contemporary industrial designs- compelling to the eye with their simplicity and crisp lines.

Cranes are dotted about everywhere, teasing the passer-by with more hospitality venues on their way, which are continually transforming the heart of Carlton.

That’s enough from me for now, I need to go and order a delicious pizza for lunch.

Hmm, today I’ll get one topped with freshly sliced sweet tomatoes, with a sprinkling of fragrant, finely chopped basil, with just a drizzle of olive oil on top to finish it off.


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