“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.
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!.
55 thoughts on “Hip to be square”
Lovely BW composition. 5 cafes in one day. My hat’s off to you…assuming you had a bit of a bite at each one. Melbourne, we are great for our cafes 🙂
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.
That square format looks very good. I will have to try it!
Yes, cropping can work wonders to improve some photos.
Very impressive wall, le Dragon de Bois !
Merci beaucoup. 🙂
Here, there, and everywhere…
I can see you’re hip to the beat. 🙂
One of my favorite albums. “All the birds have been blue…they don’t know what to do…”
Three great shots !
Thank you very much.
Great photos – interesting exterior of the house… is that graffiti? Water has a way of softening details. Enjoy the end of the week.
Yes, but I believe it was invited/commissioned. Thank you. Have a great weekend ahead.
impressive, still have a little bit of a breeze pushing me forward.
Beautiful light and contrasts through the three very different shots Lignum, beautiful work!
Thanks, Patti. Street photography is very rewarding.
Love the squares 🙂
Thanks, KG. Have a good weekend.
Excellent photos, LD. Square works so well in certain compositions. I enjoyed your theme this week!
Thanks. Changing aspects, as opposed to cropping but retaining aspect ratio, is something I believe many of us don’t think about but it is a pretty powerful tool.
Agree, and it gets you thinking differently about how you are composing your shot.
Absolutely. Have a great weekend ahead.
Street shots are back, Cool! No, not crazy… 🙂
Thank you very much, Amy. Have a wonderful weekend ahead. 🙂
Lovely photographic walk through Melbourne…thank you!!
Thanks. It’s mandatory to google best Melbourne cafes and restaurants before visiting. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Really great shots! I especially like the first one of the building. You’ve got a great eye!
Thank you. Just had to have patience for someone to walk into shot.
I’ll probably have that song in my head for the rest of the day 🙂 I really like that building in the first shot.
Thanks, and apologies for giving you the ear worm. 🙂
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 🙂
Grazie mille. Buon fine settimana
il New York Times, non ha mai assaggiato i croissants del mio pasticcere, evidentemente ha ha ah
Ovviamente no. 🙂
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.
Thank you so much, Andrew. Glad to have your participation in the challenge. And those croissants were delicious. 🙂
I’d love to stencil one of my bedroom walls like in the first picture! How cool! Is it black on white in really?
It’s so eye-catching isn’y it? Almost like wallpaper.
Yes, black paint only on the side of a whitish wall.
Excellent and a different “take” on Melbourne. Did you have coffee at each of the five cafes?
Thanks, Andy. 5 cafes for 2 coffees, 2 snacks, 1 full meal and 2 half-size meals. 🙂
You must’ve been high on caffeine by the end of the day! I was very enchanted with the house in the first picture with its stencilled (?) wall. Very eye catching.
No, only 2 coffees the entire day. It was more about the food. 🙂 🙂 🙂
That’s paint work which I think has hand done. I think.
Love the first image! It’s great!!!
Thanks, Norma. 🙂
I love the simple elegance of that design.
Very eye catching, isn’t it? Simple but complex.
The side of the building is wonderful…the curlicue designs are a perfect foil for all the straight lines and angles.
Fascinating, isn’t it? I understand it was commissioned artwork and there is similar inside.
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. 🙂
Oh, made a comment, it seems to have vanished, might have accidentally gone to your spam bin… or vanished entirely!
Now it’s reappeared…how weird, and embarrassing!! 😀
No problem. I’ve noticed this phenomenum as well. I think it sometimes takes a few seconds for a like or comment to be registered.