A one week visit to Victoria for work. As always on these jaunts its unusual to see much more than the inside of the hotel and a school. However, my flight left late at night on the last day so I had a day at leisure in Melbourne. Spring had sprung, the grass had rizz, I wondered where the birdies is. The weather was glorious... early 20s, sunny and fresh. Melbourne is a nice city to walk around and that's just what I did. I downloaded a few walking tour guides and plumped for the street art self-guided walking tour. Although by the time I'd found the beginning of it I was already a bit knackered and didn't really get going in the afternoon like I planned. In fact, I found a park and lay in the sun and read for a good part of it.
But back to the tour: Most of the stuff was definitely street art as opposed to graffiti and shows an interesting multi-cultural side to the city, but I think my favourite was this doorway, which was quite brutally plastered in layer upon layer of graffiti, giving it quite a good modern-art/Jackson Pollock vibe to it, if that's not artsy-fartsy for a bunch of spotty yoofs with a spray can.
This one caught my eye for its whimsy.
Some of it shows a thoughtful, multicultural, political city and other bits are just plane odd, like this wall full of framed pictures and hand written messages of the worst hippy-dippy kind.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.