Thursday, 23 June 2011

Meandering through the Melbourne Alleys

Melbourne has some lovely alleys and little streets where you can meander through and look at quaint shops and cafes and tiny restaurants where you can probably seat half a dozen people.
Some of the alley walls have been painted with graffiti art and are very modern and colourful.
These lanes were first used as rear access to the properties facing the streets. Later they were reinvented and buzz to the sounds and rhythm of the city. Start your walk at Degraves street across the road from the Flinders Street Station.
Get a map from the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square and don´t miss this walk through the lanes. You won´t regret it!!

AC/DC lane - named after the known Aussie rock band
Union Lane


Busy lanes with restaurants and cafe´s at Degraves St
The Block Arcade
Gog and Magog - the Briton giants that struck every hour since 1892.

Mural at Flinders St Station
Public purse in Bourke St mall, in front of the GPO shopping centre
Delicious European style cake shop 
Detail of the arcade mosaic floor
Entrance to Royal shopping arcade
Quaint bicycle in front of a flower shop
Funny sign outside a cafe.


  1. Is this the same Melbourne I know and also love - where is the rain? Lots of sunny pictures (and lovely pictures!).

    Thanks for taking part in Not A Ballerina's Weekend Wanderings.

  2. Thanks Amanda, also got a few rainy days when visiting...nothing like the Perth weather!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm a new follower! I love color as well. I always need to wear something bright/jewel toned. I love your tour of Melbourne. Makes me want to visit...


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