The Grain Tower at Anstey

The Grain Tower at Anstey

A disused grain tower stands above an unfenced stretch of the Upfield Line near Anstey Station in Brunswick, Melbourne. That pedestrians may walk across the open tracks lends a rural aesthetic to this inner city suburb. However, the advertisement for a weekend factory outlet sale, electric train wires, graffiti and the two-hour parking restriction, are signs of the urban environment that surrounds this area. The still sky and warm colours of the advertisement, red-toned brick, and the tower that catches the light from nearby Sydney Road, suggest the scene is caught in a perpetual sunset.

This image is from my Brunswick by Night collection. Brunswick is a suburb of Melbourne’s inner north, and the collection invites you into its quiet nocturnal character. Visit danielhouse.com.au to see all the Brunswick by Night photographs.