I recently took a short trip to Melbourne with a friend and as we were planning our shopping and cafe experiences I wanted to fit in some street photography especially of the famous graffiti lanes.
I am unsure about the copyright issues of photographing and publishing the photos of the graffiti as it is artwork but I assume the artists place their graffiti there to be enjoyed by all. I do think the photos being sold on the streets there of the graffiti cross the line a little.
My favourite lane was Hozier Lane but it was super busy and almost impossible to get any shots without other people in them. We also found a few others that were quieter which had some interesting pieces too. One I loved used electrical cords as hair.
As well as the street art there are many iconic buildings to photographs like Flinders Street Station. A bit of timing with the lights and I managed a shot without any traffic. The state library is amazing inside. I loved the ceiling and the symmetry of the main study area. The concentric circles that make up the ceiling of Melbourne Central Shopping Centre is pretty cool as well.
I love Melbourne with the free trams in the city centre making it easy to get around as well as the cool art and architecture. Not forgetting of course the great cafes, restaurants and shopping. We had Yum Cha in China town and dinner in a pub next to the Yarra. It was a fun couple of days, not my first visit to Melbourne and definitely not my last.