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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Photos of Melbourne

Melbourne's laneways

It's true. Melbourne is rather cool.

Clanging trams, secret laneways, celebrated street art and a diversity of architecture. No wonder Melbourne has a quiet confidence in its signature eclectic style.

This is the final post on my Melbourne trip - a photographic essay on the joys and delights of this vibrant city.

Flinders Street Station

Melbourne Chinatown gate

Centre Place opposite Degraves Street

Milk crate seating in Centre Place

Street art and posters in the alcove of Centre Lane

Graffitied garbage bins in Centre Lane

Alleyway coffee shops in Centre Lane

Union Lane off Little Collins Street

Street art in Union Lane

Union Lane Street Art Project supported by the City of Melbourne

Union Lane street art

Trams on Elizabeth Street looking toward Flinders Street Station

The former Stock Exchange at 380 Collins Street, Melbourne
(now the ANZ Banking Museum, also known as the Gothic Bank)

Gothic architecture at the former Stock Exchange

< Go back to the first Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2010 post

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posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 5/13/2010 12:56:00 am


  • At 5/13/2010 7:29 am, Blogger Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said…

    Having grown up in Melbourne I know these places really well-great shots Helen!

  • At 5/13/2010 7:34 am, Blogger phonakins said…

    Love melbourne :)

  • At 5/13/2010 10:17 am, Anonymous Hannah said…

    I've only been to Melbourne twice - once about six years ago for the Comedy Festival, and once last year to visit my brother, and funnily enough I recognise a lot of these places! Sure, that's hardly exciting to people who know Melbourne like the back of their hand, but I take what I can get :)

  • At 5/13/2010 2:31 pm, Anonymous penny aka jeroxie said…

    This makes Melbourne so extra special. I love Melbourne :)

  • At 5/13/2010 4:16 pm, Anonymous Esz said…

    Lovely pics of my fair city! :-D
    The former Stock Exchange building is apparently just as beautiful inside.

    Looks like Centre Place was very quiet when you took those pics - Melbourne is always interesting in those times when there's not so many people about.

  • At 5/13/2010 4:49 pm, Blogger nomnomnibblies said…

    ohhh very nice shots :D !!

  • At 5/13/2010 5:15 pm, Blogger Simon Leong said…

    i love the graffiti in melbourne laneways. it's so well done and colourful, and much more accepted than in Sydney :-) late at night i came across graffiti artist painting up the roller doors with new designs. it seemed to be legal too because it was only just around the corner from the police station near degraves st and they weren't too worried.

  • At 5/13/2010 8:36 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Awesomepics Helen! I esp love that first one :)
    PS we should go photowalking sometime!

  • At 5/14/2010 1:17 am, Blogger SnacksGiving said…

    I've always wanted to visit Melbourne. Few friends stay there, but I've never managed to make a trip. Your post has me pining again!

  • At 5/14/2010 10:07 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We lived in Melbourne city (little collins street) for 6 months about 10 years ago. After hubby went to work, I would stroll along the city by myself and get lost in these beautiful lane ways. This post brings back memories. Thanks! It captures the essence of the city really well. No words needed.

  • At 5/14/2010 10:21 am, Blogger Two fit and fun gals said…

    ive been to melb once- and i loved it! will want to go back this yr sometime.. :)

  • At 5/14/2010 5:41 pm, Anonymous Trissa said…

    Sometimes, a picture is worth more than a thousand words! Beautiful shots Helen!

  • At 5/15/2010 7:28 am, Blogger A cupcake or two said…

    Melbourne is great. The cafe scene is what I love the best.

  • At 5/15/2010 11:51 am, Blogger Iron Chef Shellie said…

    Love the photos =)
    Can't wait to have you back again!

  • At 5/15/2010 10:44 pm, Anonymous Mark @ Cafe Campana said…

    Some great photos of a great city.

  • At 5/17/2010 9:34 am, Blogger Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! said…

    Some very cool photos there Helen =)

  • At 5/17/2010 7:59 pm, Blogger Joanie said…

    Wow nice photo narration! Made me miss Melbourne. I really have to agree when people say, Melbourne is the Food & Art Capital of Australia. Sydney would always be a version of NY which I also like and very close to my heart. I heart Sydney :)


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