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Postcard from Hosier Lane

Postcard from Hosier Lane

There are a lot of comparisons between Melbourne and Sydney, but one of my favorites is that Sydney is the hot girl while Melbourne is the one with a great personality. While Sydney has a striking harbour and gorgeous beaches–you know, that sort of obvious beauty–Melbourne has a network of hidden alleys and off-the-beaten-path lanes with absolutely incredible street art. Hosier Lane, Street Art in Melbourne, Australia

Just like a girl with a great personality, these alleys are dynamic and independent: you never know what you’re going to get next. I’ll take that element of surprise over simply stunning any day.

Hosier Lane, Street Art in Melbourne, Australia

Hosier Lane, Street Art in Melbourne, Australia

Hosier Lane, Street Art in Melbourne, Australia

Hosier Lane, Street Art in Melbourne, Australia

Hosier Lane, Street Art in Melbourne, Australia

Hosier Lane, Street Art in Melbourne, Australia

Hosier Lane, Street Art in Melbourne, Australia

Hosier Lane, Street Art in Melbourne, Australia

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  • Wow, the colors came out really well in your pictures!

    I know a lot of people who consider graffiti being “dirty” and harmful for the beauty of a city, but, if its well done – it should be rather considered street art! The swiss don’t really have lots of this… and I was impressed when I visited Manhattan – there was a lot! And the artists were acknowledged for their work.

  • How funky! In Philadelphia we are known for our murals – a lot of them cover up “graffiti” that was once covered on the sides of buildings. But who would want to cover this? It’s so colorful!

  • I love the colors in these shots! You always seem to find the coolest street art!

  • I love the way you put that the hot girl vs the great personality. Really nice photos the artwork is unbelievable.

  • Gorgeous photos! I always thought the grafitti was one of the prettiest things in Melbourne =)

  • Anonymous

    I just think it’s a bummer that taggers ruined some of this awesome street art with lame graffiti. There’s definitely a difference between the two! Melbourne totally supports its street artists as well and celebrates the art, which is really cool to see.

  • Anonymous

    Luckily, Melbourne celebrates its street art culture–they won’t be covering these up! It’s kind of a mural in itself 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Thanks lady! I really love wandering to find new street art–it can be such a hidden gem that so many people overlook.

  • Anonymous

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Anonymous

    It’s definitely one of my favorite things in the city!

  • This graffiti is amazing. I agree with Andrea and John, that is is one of the prettiest things in Melbourne. You have to see it to believe it!

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to find more of it! Totally one of my favorite things in this city!

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