THE LAUNDRETTE – A Story about Time Travel

Today I walked passed a very special place while I was showing a friend around my very favourite parts of Melbourne. This special place is unassuming, but if you let it, it will take you on a journey back in time, for a little while anyway.

vintage laundrette

Sometimes you can find magic in the everyday if you look hard enough…

vintage laundrette

vintage laundrette

In a little shopping street near my home there is a place where time stood still. THE LAUNDRETTE

A snapshot of the 80s with its pine panelling, pastel Aqua machines and graphic grid table top for folding clothes – it’s immaculately maintained and you could be forgiven for thinking it was 1985 when you walk in the door.

Maybe The Laundrette is a Time Machine!

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.”
Jeremy Irons

Click to read the full story below


vintage laundrette

1 Comment

  • Brigitte says:

    We’ve got a few like that here. You’ve made me see them from a totally different angle, than old and rundown. Ha!!! Yes, I did love the ones in Melbourne. There was a certain something about them. I love the colour of this one!

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