‘Share an image of a Wall that reveals something about a place, people, or you’ is the photo challenge for this week.
This photo was taken in Union Lane, which runs off the Bourke Street Mall right in the heart of the city. The mall is constantly abuzz with trams, shoppers, workers and tourists but just a few steps away is a dark lane where spray cans litter the ground and the air is heady with the smell of paint. Young people gather there to make their mark on the city’s walls knowing that another street-artist will soon replace their work.
There are many reasons why I’m drawn to Union Lane. I like that it provides a quiet space away from the noise of the mall. When walking between the two buildings I like to look for new and interesting pieces to photograph. I like that the walls provide emerging street-artists a prominent (and legal) canvas for their work. Most of all I like that this dark and somewhat gritty lane sits adjacant to a bright, busy shopping mall and nobody cares.