Monday, 8 September 2014

LANEWAY MURAL, HEIDELBERG

Heidelberg is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 11 km north-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Banyule. At the 2011 Census, Heidelberg had a population of 5,714. Once a large town on Melbourne's fringe, Heidelberg was absorbed into Melbourne as part of the latter's northward expansion after World War II. Heidelberg once had its own historic Central Business District including its own municipality in the former City of Heidelberg. It was named after the German city of Heidelberg.

The Heidelberg Shopping Centre, known as "Burgundy Street" has recently been revived. It had become rundown in the 1980s, but a new supermarket, and many trendy cafes have made the area much more liveable; as a result, house prices have increased dramatically. "Burgundy Street" is now known as Heidelberg Central Shopping Precinct and has over 230 retail/commercial and professional businesses. Over $1 million has been spent over the last 7 years to upgrade the infrastructure of the Precinct.

The Laneway Mural was painted by a group of artists in 2008 (see photo #11) and draws its material from many famous 19th century Australian paintings of artists belonging to the Heidelberg School (see photo #3). The lane runs perpendicular to Burgundy St and leads to a parking lot.

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme.












4 comments:

  1. What a lovely mural! Looks like a nice shopping mall

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  2. A great collaborative mural Nick. They must have had a lot painting it.

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  3. For some reason the bicycle is my favorite part. Lots of nostalgia throughout the mural. Thanks, Nick, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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