The more things change …

Collins St may have changed since 1870, but Melburnians are doing the same things.

This image, called Then & Now: Collins Street 1870-2016, was created by David Simmonds for the Collins St Bendigo Bank.

David explained that he was inspired to create the picture in recognition of the bank’s respect of the past and the present.

The image, and another depicting a similar scene in Bendigo, adorn the walls of the branch next to the Block Arcade.

But the public can also purchase signed and framed limited prints for $595 plus postage, with $200 of each 61cm wide x 51cm deep picture sold going to the Bendigo Bank’s Community Enterprise Foundation.

For further information and to order your print, go to

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