Category Street Art

Weekly Photo Challenge – Symbol

I’m very late for this week’s photo challenge.  This is partly due to feeling pretty lousy with a bad cold for most of the week but also because I’ve struggled to think of something to publish. But trawling through my photos one more time looking for inspiration it suddenly became obvious. What better symbol of Melbourne […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Door

Door is the theme for this week’s challenge. Easy! Well so I thought until I started trawling through my archives and discovered that I have so many photos of doors. So which do I post? I took this photo in AC/DC Lane on one of my recent city wanders – if you look closely you can […]

I have a new camera

I’ve just bought myself a new camera – an Olympus OMD EM-5 II to be precise. It has so many more bells and whistles than any camera I’ve used before and is going to take me quite some time to learn how everything works. But after trying it out around the city today I’m already […]

Street art or vandalism?

Street art, once considered a blight on the urban landscape, is now a major tourist drawcard in many cities. Despite this significant shift in attitude, some still believe that street art equals vandalism. Regular followers of This Melbourne Life or my Instagram feed will know that I love all street art, but understand not everyone shares my appreciation […]

5 Photos/5 Stories challenge – day 5

Today’s photo/story is about street art. Melbourne is famous for its street art, including stencils and sticker-art. Well-known international street-artists including Banksy from the UK and Blek le Rat from France have contributed their work to our buildings. Hosier Lane is the city’s most famous street-art location and is constantly being photographed by tourists. Some […]

5 Photos/5 Stories challenge – day 3

I was sick and out-of-action yesterday so am putting up two photo/stories today. ‘The Vic’ is on Victoria Street, Abbotsford, not far from where I live. It’s a lively and colourful pub that is always full of people having a drink and a chat and maybe a meal at the end of each day. In […]

Street Art

I love street art. Fortunately my new neighbourhood attracts some of Melbourne’s most talented street artists so I’m able to indulge my passion every time I go out for a walk.  Some pieces look like they should be on a gallery wall.  Others are simple, almost crude, but just as interesting. Here is just a […]