At the end of Russell Street if you cross Flinders Street there is a short road next to The Ian Potter Centre called Russell Street Extension. It doesn’t look worth walking down but it gives this great view west over the train tracks coming out of Flinders Street Railway Station. I would be interested to know where this train was heading, I’d guess and say easterly towards Hawthorn but I could be wrong about that. In the background are the many buildings of the central business district on the north side of Flinders Street. This would be a cool location to practice some light trails at dusk with a number of trains going in and out of central Melbourne. Maybe something for next time.
Exploring the murals on the lanes of Melbourne this one really stood out. The shapes, patterns and colours are amazing. It is (or at least was in March 2023) on the Movida side of Hosier Lane, off Flinders Street. I photographed dozens of the murals various laneways around Melbourne. I can’t share many but I wanted to share this one. I believe this is an ostrich bird’s head. The reflections in its eyes are extremely realistic. Especially considering this was done with spray paints (I’m assuming). On the far left you can see the artists Instagram handle and name of Paintahaha. Sadly their account is private so I don’t have more detail about the name of the mural.
The lane ways of Melbourne are a must see tourist attraction. The street art is constantly evolving as artists add new murals and tags of the walls each day. These pedestrian only roads are often extremely busy with people. I was lucky to capture the above view down Hosier Lane without people in the photograph. There must be dozens if not hundreds of individual artists work featured in this scene. With murals and tags on so many deferent layers it would be impossible to credit the artists. Out of all the many photographs of the laneways of Melbourne this one stood out as a typical scene of what to expect in terms of colours and intensity.
The Southbank Pedestrian Bridge is officially called the Evan Walker Bridge. It’s a footbridge over the Yarra River in central Melbourne. Linking Flinders Street Station to the Southbank. This photograph was taken a few hundred metres to the east on Flinders Walk. In the foreground is the iconic Princes Bridge (or at least small parts of it) that frame the photograph. Whilst the day was far from sunny, it was a warm summers day. Hence the number of people cruising up and down the Yarra River on small boats. In the background you can see some of the skyscrapers of Melbourne including the Thales building and new construction going on.