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Greek Cafés & Milk Bars of Australia

Greek Cafés & Milk Bars of Australia are captured in these priceless pics from the 1950s

We love these awesome photos of the iconic 1950s Greek cafés & milk bars of Australia that brought ‘exotic’ food and art deco glamour to our suburbs and country towns. Since the 1930s, Greek families had opened cafés & milk bars across Australia at all hours, seven days a week with some having American names like The Niagara, Astoria and The Paragon and decorated in glamorous art deco style while serving coffee, milkshakes, fancy sundaes, steak and eggs with chips. For hundreds of images and stories, check out the website for the new book Greek Cafés & Milk Bars of Australia, which documentary photographer Effy Alexakis and historian Leonard Janiszewski have spent 30 years researching, and as it turns out, were uniquely Australian. Just another reason to love this country! 🙂

Balls by Mimi Leung

Balls is animated gold and our video OTD

Balls: Inspired by the athleticism and sports-loving nature of Australians, digital artist Mimi Leung started thinking about the huge variety of balls-related games out there, made a list of types of balls and set that list to music. She then took this idea and developed an animated video, hand drawn, frame by frame, for the song which focuses on speed, fluidity and…well…balls! This is awesome, enjoy! 🙂

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