“Just another day in Suburbia”

Melbourne September 2016 (3 photos)

Recently I was in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. I had a list of 5 cafes* to try that day and successfully completed my mission, with enough room left for dinner. In between, I walked it off by viewing the street art. This one on the side of a bar was quite impressive for its captivating and simultaneous simplicity and complexity.

*One of the cafes was Lune Croissanterie, which according to the New York Times makes the best croissants in the world.


“Artist’s impression”

Another day spent at the National Gallery of Victoria and another moment to admire the waterwall feature. The cascading H2O creates a lovely painterly effect.


“Messed up – apparently”

Over at the Weekly Photo Challenge, the theme is H2O and I am the guest host this week. There’s still time to join in.

These are just some recent photos from my trip to Melbourne that I think look best in the square format.

Don’t tell me that I’m crazy
Don’t tell me I’m nowhere
Take it from me

It’s hip to be square.

“Hip to Be Square” is a song by Huey Lewis and the News, written by Bill Gibson, Sean Hopper, and Huey Lewis, and released in 1986 as the second single from the album, Fore!.

Leica Etcetera, Photography Etcetera

Hip to be square


55 thoughts on “Hip to be square

    • Thanks. Using google, I knew where I wanted to eat and what I wanted to eat. Besides it was raining that day, so I had to get out of the rain periodically. 🙂

      Yes, I always plan my meals ahead when I visit Melbourne because of the variety of good food.

  1. il bianco e nero che se non saputo fotografare appiattisce l’immagine , in questi scatti la fa risaltare moltissimo, splendida la seconda attraverso i vetri glassati
    buon fine settimana 🙂

  2. If you weren’t so far away I would be on the next flight for those croissants. Very much enjoyed your Weekly Photo Challenge Lignum. Your waterfall feature in today’s post “artist’s impression” is a wonderful painterly image. Best wishes from the West coast of Canada.

  3. Is that decoration on the building or actual street art? It looks like it’s intended as a pattern, and then… I wonder, did someone paint it in the night… haha!! Good though!
    Well spotted statement! As a blogger who wastes a lot of time on Tumblr, I have witnessed just about every young person on there believes they are messed up…some kind of fashion… I hope!! Although, when in younger years, the mind is a little… messy! 😉

    • I believe the artwork is by a street artist who was commissioned to do the decorations both on the outside and the inside of the building.

      I think messed up refers to most of us at some stage of our lives. I just don’t want to advertise it, though. 🙂

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