Tuesday, 4 September 2012

LYGON STREET, CARLTON

Lygon Street is a street in inner northern Melbourne, Australia running through the suburbs of Carlton, Carlton North, Princes Hill and Brunswick East. Lygon Street's name has become synonymous with Italian restaurants and caf├ęs located in the Carlton part of the street. In addition, there are specialty shops, boutiques and gourmet food provedores.

The Italian restaurants synonymous with Lygon Street occupy the few blocks between Victoria Street and Elgin Street in Carlton. The area is heavily European in nature, and is the home of the yearly Lygon Street Festa, one of Australia's largest outdoor street festivals. The La Mama Theatre and Courthouse Theatre are also in this area, as is the heritage-listed neon sign at Borsari's Corner, named after Italian cyclist Nino Borsari, on the corner of Grattan Street. Toto's Pizza House, the first pizzeria established in Australia, has been located at the southern end of Lygon Street continuously since its opening in 1961. Excellent coffee lounges and cake shops are to be found here.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme.












15 comments:

  1. a very interesting series and what bought me here? The cappaccino! I can smell it from up here! Mmmmmm

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  2. I love seeing all the flowers for sale and how the tables and chairs are decorated in different sidewalk cafes.

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  3. This area is so rich of Italian culture. I love the cake shop in the region

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  4. Those cake shops look yummy...not so much the oxtails...love the look of this place! If I ever got there, I would definitely want to visit here!

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  5. Such wonderful photos of this street. I feel like I have been walking there. My maiden name is Ligon (Americanized Lygon), so I was particularly interested!

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  6. Now I'm hungry!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. These shops are filled with colors! And cakes look so yummy.

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  8. Very tempting. I shall take the coffee. :)

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  9. I love areas like this with shops, restaurants, delicatessens, markets! So colorful and so much fun! Love your captures as always, Nick!! A great look at your world!!

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  10. Before I read your text, I was thinking, Oh, how European! Came here to know where this delicious looking cup of coffee was:)

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  11. Looking at this walk, felt a bit like being on Holidays. Thank you. Please have a good Wednesday.

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  12. Your post is making me hungry especially the cake hehe. Great shot btw.

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