I’m guessing Red Square Moscow
No. Actually, not in Russia at all…
I used to go to Kill City, the crime bookshop, and then have a penne matriciana at Continental Cafe, sitting by the window and watch all the Qantas air stewards wander past with their Asian boyfriends in tow.
So many places of this ilk have sadly fallen by the wayside, and yet somehow Greville Records is still alive and kicking. I’ve not been there for years (getting to Prahran and parking there is a pain-in-the-ar se these days, and the internet has reduced the need to traipse all over town looking for that elusive record), but more power to them I say!..
Ker-ching! Memento Park to be precise - a stark outdoor park with various remnants which were dismantled after the fall of communism.
I even bought the T-Shirt
Oh, I went there! The owners of the hostel I stayed at were confused why I’d wanna see that stuff.
The guy who bought the shop moved it to Chapel St, even buying the freehold. Unfortunately he was indiscriminate in buying secondhand stock, and ran it to the wall.
He asked me if I wanted to take over the stock, seeing I was always there, but it was the start of the internet and Amazon era, so I declined. Way out of my comfort zone. He sold it all to a shop in Swanston St, but even that closed up six or seven years back.
Back in the Greville St days, the then-owner decided that crime book readers also liked hot sauces and ran a range upstairs.
I probably still have the Hotsville t-shirt.
(To be clear, this is a reply to @Aceman, not to AN10 about consequences of having too much hot sauce).
No. It’s a fairly important place but there is little fanfare about it
Bridge over the river Kwai?
A Bogey-man for us all.
I feel I’ve seen it on Portillo’s train journeys.
Not the bridge over the Menai Strait connecting Wales to Anglesey?
No to all