Bendigo is one of two historic inland provincial cities in the state of Victoria. Its foundations were laid during the gold rush of the 1850's.
It was my home town for part of my childhood, and I recently revisited it after an absence of almost half a century.
The first two pictures are examples of buildings constructed more than 100 years ago. The third shows an example of architectural mediocrity which has replaced a grand old theatre which previously occupied the site.
People of my advanced years apparently need to keep their minds occupied with new information, while embarking upon challenging new projects.
Now I understand this is a fairly long shot given the genteel nature of the residents of my neighbourhood, but does anyone have some residual experience from their misspent youth on how to blow up letter boxes with fire crackers?
Surely someone else could provide me with tuition on how to successfully implode really ugly sprawling modern buildings?
I promise not to hurt any humans, dogs, pussycats, ferrets or flamingos.