Bicycle carousel/ McAlpine Bros
View shows a bicycle carousel under a tent, with buildings in the background.
The photograph was taken from the north western corner of Alfred Square, St Kilda looking in a northerly direction. The tent is on a site at 13 The Esplanade (modern number), between Alfred Square and Victoria Street. The site was cleared for the intended Esplanade Coffee Palace in 1889 but not built upon.
In the background to the left you can see Orcadia House (1879) and behind it the Esplanade Hotel (1879). On the extreme right you can just see part of Tudor Lodge (pre 1872), at 2 Victoria Street, St Kilda. Information from Peter Johnson February 2011.
To listen to an audio file related to this place, Click Here for St Kilda Tour Stop 5.