In the heart of Melbourne sits Brunswick Street, tucked in the bohemian enclave of Fitzroy, adorned with a cocktail of bars, 2nd hand bookshops, galleries and boutique salons. Hipsters, hippies and yuppies stroll the streets from Johnston to Smith on bicycles in torn jeans with pumped up kicks and Ray-bans. In the anatomy of Melbourne, Fitzroy is like a tattooed sleeve, etched with graffiti from one lane to the other, not an inch is spared from decorative words and imagery. Inspired by Marina Chetner’s blog entry on Graffiti Art Gallery, amongst many other graffiti inspired posts, here’s a collection of images I snapped yesterday under the sweltering summer heat, running across roads, walking into dodgy alleys and standing by fly infested trash cans. I loved every minute of it! So here’s to the last post of 2011, a colourful one no less. Happy New Year to you all! See you next year!
Gratifying graffiti (part 1): Fitzroy