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One of the my absolute favorite parts of Melbourne that I can NOT get enough of is the street art. Graffiti has such a negative connotation - unless you live in Melbourne where it is a widely accepted form of expression and one of the most popular and creative forms of art. I realized today how precious this type of art is when I walked down one of the most notorious graffiti laneways, Hosier Lane. This street is across from the Atrium entrance of Federation Square and has some of the city's best street art. 

The last time I was here was a few months ago. As I walked down the alley way, it was like it was the first time I had ever seen it - and then I realized that's because essentially, it was the first time ever seeing it. Most street art gets painted over eventually - which makes sense since it's public domain. As tragic and senseless as this concept of painting over & defacing art seemed at first, I began to realize that it was all part of this urban culture. It makes the street art of Melbourne that much more exquisite - that it is ever changing. You can essentially never walk down the same laneway twice because there is always different artwork to see. It makes the city a permanent [not-so-blank] canvas that artists can continue to create amazing things out of.

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Hosier Lane 19 March 2012
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Hosier Lane 21 September 2012
Had I known at the time that I had already photographed this laneway, I would have attempted to get the same exact angle/shot so I could compare. There's always next time:)

Some of my Favorite Street Art I've Come Across:

CBD Laneways

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This laneways is opposite of David Jones
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Hosier Lane - Mar 2012
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Hosier Lane - Sept 2012
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The Atrium from Hosier Lane
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Flinders Lane
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Centre Place

Random/Unknown Places

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If only I knew what bar this was taken at...
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Bike trail along the river between Bridge Rd and Victoria Victoria St

Brunswick Street Laneways

Chapel Street Laneways

11/23/2013 03:52:34 pm

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