Monday, 27 February 2012

FITZROY MURAL

Fitzroy is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Fitzroy is Melbourne's smallest suburb in terms of area, being approximately 100 Ha. Planned as Melbourne's first suburb, it was later also one of the city's first areas to gain municipal status. It has a long associations with the working class and is currently inhabited by a wide variety of ethnicities and socio-economic groups and is known for a culture of bohemianism.

There are many beautiful Victorian terrace houses in Fitzroy, as well as more modern industrial and commercial buildings. The many alleys and laneways of the suburb afford ample opportunity for graffiti artists, mural painters and unfortunately, taggers. These terrace houses are on Gore St and the little alleyway running to their side has been painted with a rustic mural in nostalgic sepias and browns. Unfortunately taggers have defaced part of it.


This post is part of the Monday Murals meme.







20 comments:

  1. That's great. I especially like the three ducks. We had ceramic ones in our hallway, in the old days. :)

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  2. These are great, Nick! Like Jim, I really like the ducks! Such a colorful and interesting part of the city! Terrific captures as always! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  3. Love this happy feeling mural,especially the colors, Nick.

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  4. What an usual colour scheme for murals and so beautiful. It is such a shame someone has tagged it. I must look out for these when I next head down that way. Thanks for the photos.

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  5. I love that they only used the few colors. Very cool.

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  6. I think of the Fitzroy Lions, when I go to the AFL in Brisbane you sometimes see some Fitzroy supporters in retro strips. Great murals by the way.

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  7. A fine mural it is - but it is a pity that the taggers can't respect it and had to leave their ugly mark on it!
    Graffiti is a world-wide scourge!

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  8. I like the tones but not sure of some of the artwork. Fab idea though and a great use of the wall!

    Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  9. This post points out so well the difference between mural art and defacement.

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  10. There is a lot going on at the mural, very lively.

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  11. Interesting mural. GIves you a lot to look at!
    I like the building too. From the front, it has a bit of a New Orleans look.

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  12. That is beautiful and colorful.

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  13. Superbes peintures murales, elles sont tres belles


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  14. It is pretty nice - nice that you gave us all the different shots.

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  15. Oh wow, this is really cool...wish I had the same mural on my house. :D

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  16. I love the terraced houses, they look so pretty. The murals are cool, very well done! Great shots.

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  17. You first photo made me think I was in New Orleans! Beautiful architecture. It's always a challenge figuring out how to show a large mural. Your decision to take sequence shots gave us both the big picture and small. I'm not sure I get all the cultural or local references, but I like the rhythm of the piece with those undulating circles guiding our eyes across the length of the wall. My favorite images are the cockatoo on the lantern and the bird (almost) on the metal scoop. What does it mean? I don't know; but I like kicking around ideas about it. Thank you for participating in this week's Monday Mural.

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  18. I love the facade of the house, it looks like a fine lace. The art work of the mural is so well done with its fine details.

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  19. I love that old building. It reminds me of my very first trip to Australia. I have such fond memories of my travels there.

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  20. Wonderful murals Nick. I have never seen these before.

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