Tuesday, 10 January 2012

BRUNSWICK ST, FITZROY

Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, is a cafe and food precinct bordering on the CBD. It very much reflects the Melbourne attitude in that it is tolerant and accommodating of all types of people. Here you can be Bohemian, poor, rich, alternative, trendy, young or old. You can drive a BMW or ride a hand-me-down bicycle. You can wear the latest business attire or dress in second-hand clothes and have multiple tattoos and body piercings. Regardless of who you are, what you look like or where you come from, you fit in and no questions are asked. In fact, the people walking past on the footpaths make this area what it is - rich, colourful and interesting.

Brunswick Street has an amazing selection of small, unpretentious cafes serving tasty food, organic whole food places, take-aways that serve the traditional hamburgers and fish & chips, or some very "in" restaurants that serve a huge variety of international cuisine. The street boats several art galleries, craft shops, organic vegetable shops and flower stalls on the footpath, alternative bookshops and Asian wares. Clothing shops range from exclusive boutiques to second-hand opportunity shops...

This post is part of "Our World Tuesday" meme.





29 comments:

  1. Lokks like a fun place!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Sounds like the kind of place I'd enjoy! The people who hang out there must be wonderful.

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  3. More great captures Nick. Just love the wonderful architecture that is Melbourne. Hope you have an enjoyable week.

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  4. This reminds me a bit of Queen St here in Toronto. I love places like this with a little bit of fun and funk!

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  5. Ah breakfast! What a splendid place.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  6. It sourds Like a wonderful mish-mash of cultures and styles - my sort of place!
    I love that last pic.

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  7. Looks like an interesting and welcoming place. I like the art on the wall and the green chairs.

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  8. Hello, this street looks like it could be one in downtown Baltimore, Md . Except the trolley cars were removed back in the late 1950's. Great captures, have a nice day.

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  9. This is definitely my kind of place! I love it, Nick! It does indeed look intriguing and friendly! Terrific captures as always! Hope you have a great week. Thank you for your kind words!

    Sylvia

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  10. What a role model for life itself. Thank you for this escape. Last picture is great !



    daily athens photo

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  11. A classic neighbourhood. Gee I wish I lived closer to Melbourne.

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  12. One of my favourite places in Melbourne. Never miss a visit here, whenever I'm in town.

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  13. That looks like somewhere I like to spend time. Reminds me of parts of San Francisco in some ways. Thanks for the tour through your wonderful shots.

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  14. This street is a wonderful opportunity to see and taste and feel the world in one place! It's fascinating just walking along the street and keeping eyes and ears open to the atmosphere! Great selection of photos capturing the "feel" of the place!

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  15. I love the architecture. That last photo is amazing too.

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  16. oh those graffiti will really impress my teener who's really into it, she's an artist and is learning to do them these days. :D beautiful photos btw.

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  17. are those trolly wires? You ever sat in those green chairs?

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  18. this looks like a street i'd enjoy exploring. somehow, these remind me of San Francisco.:p

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  19. Thanks for the comments, everyone. It's great to go to Brunswick St for breakfast or lunch and yes, those green chairs are great to sit in!
    Melbourne still has an extensive tram network (which is getting extended all the time). Hence the tram tracks you can see on the street and the electrified wires overhead.

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  20. The last one is a very cool shot, great composition.

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  21. The pictures are of a vibrant neighbourhood. It also looks like one of our streets here in Inida. With so much activity going on, it could be a nice place to live .

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  22. Love the vibrancy of these shots Nick. Great captures.

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  23. That's our kind of place! We're originally from the Pacific Northwest US and that attitude is pretty typical of cities there...Seattle, Portland or Eugene Oregon (nearest to where we used to live and where we stay now in the summer). So that's our inbred attitiude -- we embrace diversity out there -- and we NEVER have to dress up ;>)

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  24. I have walked Brunswick the last two visits to Melbourne. Love it.

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