There is always many highlights when visiting Melbourne such as the huge selection of food, cafes/ restaurants, the arts and sports.
For me one of the highlights also includes the ever changing face of the cities streets/ laneways. as from one night or week to the next not one finished piece will be the same as another artist or "tagger" would have claimed the space - This sort of scene can make for some interesting photography and you sure meet some very colourful people indeed.
For the sixth year in a row, Melbourne is number 1 as The Economist's list of the world's most liveable cities. Lord mayor Robert Doyle said "retaining the title was something for which all Melburnians should be proud"
Melbourne: Most liveable city . . . again
While the world gets used to Melbourne being the world's most liveable city (again), how do you know if you're a real Melburnian?
"We do not take this title for granted and are constantly planning and implementing policies that will continue to improve our quality of life," Cr Doyle said.
"It is an exciting time in Melbourne: We've got many major infrastructure projects under way, including the Metro Tunnel, and the proposed renewal of the Queen Victoria Market precinct."
Well I will show you some images of the "DARKER SIDE" of the most livable city and the Street Art capital of Australia.
ACDC Lane & Duckboard Place:
Not only home to one of the cities favourite drinking holes, Cherry Bar, ACDC Lane is a oldie when it comes to Melbourne street art. Named after Aussie Rock Gods ACDC, the street is off Flinders Lane and past the back entrance (plenty of skip bins) numerous restaurants and bars. The tall brick walls play backdrop to old posters and advertisements and quite a few street art pieces well worth a look.
Although not as 'lively' as some of Melbourne's more popular laneways, ACDC Lane has a real eerie and abandoned feel to it - adding to the sense of secrecy that Melbourne is so renown for. Continue walking along ACDC Lane and the street will turn into Duckboard Place - get the camera ready! to SHOOT -
Hosier Lane is a cobbled stone vehicle and pedestrian laneway on the southern edge of the central city. Hosier lane is a much famous landmark mainly due to its street art.
Hosier Lane lies opposite the entrance to the Atrium at Federation Square on Flinders St, a prominent position in the city.
The lane has been highlighted for the quality and the often political nature of its art. It features in the state-sponsored book The Melbourne Design Guide and Tourism Victoria's Lose Yourself in Melbourne advertising campaigns, leading to questions about Victoria's approach to graffiti.
The graffiti-covered walls and art-installations have become a popular backdrop for fashion and wedding/ Portrait photography
Hosier Lane is also known for its upmarket cocktail lounges including the popular Misty and MoVida.
Hosier Lane is clearly a major attraction of Melbourne
It is pedestrian precinct and thoroughfare, a short, narrow laneway in the CBD that runs north-south from Flinders Street to Flinders Lane and is situated in-between Swanston Street and Elizabeth Street. Degraves, as the street is known, Is famous for its many cafe coffee culture and of course the street art scene. For these reasons it has also become a popular tourist destination.
The street is named after Charles and William Degraves, pioneer merchants from Hobart who built a mill at the corner of Flinders Lane and Degraves Street in 1849.
So go get some coffee and street art culture at Degraves Lane
Yours In Adventure
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