The N Le Bakery in Leongatha looks rather plain from a distance.
A closer look will reveal some Egyptian style touches. The top corners of the building, painted white, are typically Egyptian. The windows on the upper floor have three stone feathers as decoration but the best decoration is in the balcony area especially the capitals of the columns.
And there is something behind the N Le Bakery sign. You can just see the top edge of it in the first picture. Perhaps it is a window. I'll have to go back and see if I can get a better look at it from further up the street.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at email@example.com if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.