Monday, 27 May 2013

HOSIER LANE UPDATE

Hosier Lane in Melbourne, is found between Swanston and Russell Sts, extending from Flinders Street through to Flinders Lane. In the 1920s businesses in Hosier Lane were diverse and included an organ manufacturer, a warehouse for a men's clothing company, and a costume manufacturer. The nearby Higson and Oliver Lanes had warehouses that were predominantly used by businesses involved in the manufacturing of clothes and the name of this lane reflects its association with clothing.

Hosier Lane today is well known for its bars but mostly for the graffiti and stencil art that can be seen on its 19th century brick walls. The artwork decorating the walls near number 1 Hosier Lane and near Misty Place at number 3-5 Hosier Lane have been approved by the City of Melbourne as registered street artwork.

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme,
And also part of the Blue Monday meme,
And also part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme.






16 comments:

  1. Great detail in this mural.

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  2. Great portrait here. I like it

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  3. Great close-ups.

    Thanks for playing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Nick.

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  4. Beautiful shots. I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  5. Since I never will have the privilege of visiting to your great part of the world, enjoy it through yourlens.

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  6. I would love to wander along there!

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  7. Wow what an amazing street! Would love to see that in real life! Happy Blue Monday!

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  8. Wow, great murals captures!

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  9. Awesome, I had heard of this street but never have seen pictures.

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  10. This looks like a lot of fun. I like the mural you showed us in close-up. Reminds me of the stuff Lichtenstein did in the 60s--inspired by comic book art. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  11. That is amazing. I would love to see it in person.

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  12. Great shots Nick. There was a lot of scaffolding up last time I was there. Glad to see it's all been taken down. Must go for another stroll down this lane.

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  13. Thanks for the journey down this creative lane. Great captures! Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  14. Thank you for sharing this colorful explosion of art Conny over MOM ♥
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