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Guggenheim Gumleaf

July 13th, 2022 - Howard Birnstihl

Either the owner-builder of this gum leaf structure has seen the Guggenheim Museum or influential American architect Frank Lloyd Wright paid a visit to North Melbourne before designing his famous art gallery - or so one would imagine.

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A suspicious death

June 15th, 2022 - Howard Birnstihl

There has been a murder in the garden. The whole of North Melbourne is buzzing and the renowned Italian Detective Ento Mologist, more lately of the yard [the backyard], has been brought in to investigate.

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Life on eight legs

May 18th, 2022 - Howard Birnstihl

Clearing out the back garden I came across this hairy orange monster with the most delightful yellow eyebrows. Assuming I’d discovered a new species I checked the reference books only to find I’d been beaten to it many times.

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Yes, the eyes have it

April 13th, 2022 - Howard Birnstihl

Checking out the gardens of North Melbourne at night can be fun, but of course a little patience is required.   

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Every child’s delight

March 18th, 2022 - Howard Birnstihl

It’s hard to believe, but something good came out of our recent travel restrictions due to COVID … people suddenly rediscovered our local parks.

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Yes, the eyes have it

April 13th, 2022 - Howard Birnstihl
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Life on eight legs

May 18th, 2022 - Howard Birnstihl
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