One Year Anniversary

sydney cove

It was a year ago today that I started Past/Lives, and I’d like to thank all of you who’ve contributed to or supported this venture in any way. I’ve learned so much writing this blog, and most of that knowledge has come from you. Please, keep the comments, suggestions and corrections coming!

When I started I had no idea there would be anyone as interested in old corner shops as I was, but nearly 50,000 views have since proven me very wrong. After over 200 posts, I hope that’s all I’ve been wrong about.

There’s plenty of good stuff on the way, too; over the next few weeks I’ll be going back and revisiting the ten most popular posts of the last year. You’ll get to see how they looked then, and how much things have changed. My money’s on ‘not much’.

In addition there are hundreds more sites around Sydney (and beyond) that are waiting for their moment in the sun, and they can rest assured that it’s coming.

Again, to everyone who has followed this blog, and shares whatever crazy syndrome we must all have to be fascinated by any skerrick of a former fast food outlet, I say thank you!

It’s my sincere hope that you – whether you stumbled upon this blog while searching for that Joyce Mayne ad where she’s in the bath, or you’re an enthusiast looking up the history of their building only to discover it was a Pizza Hut – have gotten as much out of this blog from reading it as I have from writing it.

If you have (and even if you haven’t), join me for another year in the past.

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5 responses

  1. Vivien Fleming | Reply

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading and commenting on your posts. Although I still believe that it operates, I’d love to see a post on the Olympia Milk Bar on Parramatta Road, Stanmore. From what I’ve read it appears to be a living fossil.

    1. Well done!! Please keep this blog going. The best I have read and will continue to read. Vivien, I have been past this milk bar so many times and have always wished to peek inside!

  2. Love reading these posts mate – keep up the great work.

  3. Congratulations, I look forward to seeing what places you add in the next 12 months. I love this website and visit all the time!

  4. The best blog to arrive in blogland all year!! Huge congratulations, looking forward to another year of crumbling discount houses and lost corner shops. Bring it on!

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