Fuelled with great coffee, with a map in hand to help us out and cameras charged to capture all the creative colourful art, my friend Julia and I went for a very-Melbourne afternoon walk. I’m still trying to grow my appreciation for street art – love the brilliant pieces, some can really make me smile and brighten my day, but some, well, let’s just say they’re too close to tagging, which is just plain vandalism.
Our route took us around the CBD, through the famous Hosier Lane and some lesser known laneways. Start and end are conveniently located near Melbourne Central, where trains and trams (which are free in the CBD now) are aplenty. It’s really interesting, inspiring and also free to enjoy for everyone.
If you’re interested in what’s going on in the Melbourne street art department beyond Hosier Lane and you have a few hours to spare make sure to do this walk. I do recommend using a map, as some of the streets are quite small and if you’re not keeping your eyes peeled for them you could easily miss them.
Here’s my version of the map, based on Melbourne City street art tour map, with additional info about places I recommend for a coffee or smoothie pit stop.