Monday, 7 July 2014


Oakleigh is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 15 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Monash. At the 2011 Census, Oakleigh had a population of 7,535.

Once a large independent city, Oakleigh was absorbed into Melbourne as part of the eastward expansion of the metropolis in the 1950s. As a result, it once had its own large historic Central Business District, its own municipality in the former City of Oakleigh and its own suburbs.

The area is traditionally known to have a strong Greek cultural influence, largely due to the influx of said immigrants to Australia in the mid-20th century. Fourteen per cent of those living in the suburb speak only Greek at home. It's always great to visit one of the cafés there, sit outside and order a cup of coffee and a pastry or cake...

This post is part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme,
and also part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme.


  1. Very nice place. Enjoying your shots.

  2. Great photographs - and amazing you have so many orange colours down there. Superb place for this.
    Kind regards

  3. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing, have a nice Monday

    Much love...

  4. An amazing amount of orange in these streetscape views. Love how the umbrella brigade extends right out into the mall area.

  5. The Oakleigh Mall is a reall success story Nick. Once a normal road it was transformed into a pedestrian mall after considerable adjustment to surrounding streets. One by one the cafes appeared and the people continue to fill the seats. Had a great Souvlaki at the Orexi Souvlaki Bar in this mall a couple of weeks ago.

  6. It is amazing how much orange you have found around you ...colour journeys as we used to call them at school. I also like the colour and shiny texture of the leaves in your MoM image. Thanks Nick, for being part of Mandarin Orange Monday 100. Next week I will take up your suggestion of choosing my favourites ( of my work). I ran out of time this week!

  7. Love those orange chairs...♪

  8. Great place to have a coffee and cake!


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