Melbourne is a city full of hidden treasures. Hidden lane ways and alleys hide bars and restaurants that only locals and a few cued in tourists know about. Artists also feel a creative energy in these little veins and capillaries of the city and color the walls with their images. I'm glad that the city has embraced the art scene in such a way as to allow these artistic displays to remain and not be deemed as mere "graffiti."
One such hidden treasure (well, maybe not hidden but it is in an alley!) is Hosier Lane which is between Russell and Swanston streets in the Melbourne CBD. The buildings on either side of the alley are ever-changing canvases for Melbourne's street artists. I need to start visiting every few months to see all the new artwork!
Here are some of my favorite images from Hosier Lane at the moment:
|Illustration of traditional Maori facial tattoos|
By the way, Happy New Year! Matt and I are headed to some festivities with some friends this evening. Here's hoping we stay out of trouble!