Melbourne Daily Photo
Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
House of Bottles
Actually 13,569 of them went into the building of this bottle house. It was built in 1969 by Joseph Eykenbaum and was carefully planned in order to bring out the contrasting colours of the bottles, and inside is - you guessed it - a bottle collection with a vast range of bottle types dating back to the early 19th century from all over the world. Muriel Gray who with her husband Les, owns the property estimated the collection of bottles inside to be around 10,000.
There are also fossils, dinosaur droppings and dinosaur eggs, minerals, rocks, memorabilia and an unusual collection of 5500 ornamental shoes made of everything from leather to glass, metal to pottery.