and I have visited another Epping:
where I went to participate in a live studio audience for the filming of a show called ‘Good News Week‘ (and proceeded to drive back to Canberra that night), but that is not really why I am writing a blog post about the Epping in Victoria.
Granted, Epping is hardly a tourist attraction (and I hope the Epping Tourist Board doesn’t get upset with me saying this online), but it is a place in which I hold some childhood memories (as well as being a ten minute train ride, and then a fifteen minute walk, to the cinema – Northland is probably a lot more convenient). The reason I say that is because my auntie used to live out at Heathcote Junction and we would regularly drive from my Grandfather’s place in Preston which meant we would pass through Epping. I still remember the days when Melbourne pretty much came to an end just after the shops on High Street (though it is now a further ten minute drive before you get there).
|Unfortunately, since she sold the house years ago, this is as close as I could get|
|It was pretty wet the day I took this photo|
Epping does have a shopping centre (called Pacific Epping):
|Food court is probably not the best way to describe this area|
|I don’t think they meet in that small building anymore|
and there is the old shopping strip that still has some shops that have managed to survive the onslaught of the shopping centre:
|These shops have a lot more character that a shopping centre|
However, most of them have vanished and the only businesses you really find here are real estate agents trying to flog off cheap houses for people who can’t afford a shoebox in the city, and a pub whose pokie room is open for all but four hours a day (though the pub has been around since 1844).
|But what if I want to play the pokes between 5am and 9am?|
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