I’m not sure how I missed all these amazing lanes the last times I visited but somehow I did. The lanes are absolutely incredible.
Art and graffiti on a scale that is just mind-blowing with riotous outbursts of colour everywhere you looked.
I went to find AC/DC Lane for the name alone but the art throughout the lane was simply incredible. You could spend days exploring the lanes but we had to make do with just a morning.
We stumbled upon The Quarter down one of the lanes – a cozy little spot for breakfast with great coffee and food which is well worth stopping in at if you are wandering down this way.
The architecture in general is amazing in Melbourne. We fell head over heels in love with the Forum Theatre which was just down the road from our hotel. It has a really awesome history too – it was sold in the first Melbourne land auction in 1837. It was originally used as a private residence (imagine that) and then has been repurposed as an iron store, coal yards, offices and a bond store. Currently though it is a theatre and one which we really want to go back and explore some more!
Strolling through Southbank along the Yarra River the city is different again – vibrant restaurants, bridges and more art fill the spaces and there is a general buzz everywhere you go.
Some of the spaces around Melbourne are just awe inspiring. We found one space with green glass suspended from the ceiling right throughout it. We were climbing stairs and wandering all around just to get a better look. It’s like a playground for grown ups – exactly how a city should be!
Just when you have wandered through a graffiti filled lane you suddenly come out on a wide street with brands like Chanel with gleaming window fronts.
It’s a city of extreme contrasts and definitely one to explore on foot! It’s a city I feel like I could spend a week just exploring on foot and still not see it all!