Repost his day 2018:
The #EsplanadeVaults. Having known there were ex-shops under the #UpperEsplanade for like 30 years, finally seen them, thanks #OpenHouseMelbourne #OHM2018. Built 1891 when the esplanade was rebuilt to carry #cabletrams, these 10 shops did fine until increasing traffic on the #LowerEsplanade led to removing the verandahs and finally bricking them up completely in the 70s. Fun to see, but not much use to anybody. Image from the 50s after road widened and verandahs removed, and a good shot from c1932.