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Sculls
       
     
Hosier Lane
       
     
Graffiti
       
     
Graffiti

In the heart of Melbourne, renowned for its laneways and street art, is Hosier Lane, an iconic area of grunge filled with vibrant graffiti. To really get to see it in its glory, visit at night or before dawn, because you won't be competing with all the tourists determined to take photos during the day or in the early evening. When you do visit, brave the alleyways that lead off the lane, because they are just as stunning. And don't worry, its actually pretty safe. In this photo, I caught the garbage truck emptying bins. At the end of the lane you can make out part of Melbourne's Federation Square, an icon in its own right. 

Sculls
       
     
Sculls

Captured from above early one morning in Melbourne. The movement as they passed beneath me was silent and elegant. They seemed barely to touch the water, except for their oars, which churned and cut through the black.

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Hosier Lane

This is another photograph my my adventure down Hosier Lane in Melbourne. It appeals to me because of the juxtaposition between the grungy graffiti, beautiful in its own right, and the painting of the aboriginal boy on the buildings in the background. Art is art, and somehow the one type frames and amplifies the other.