I have an entire post dedicated to Hosier Lane in Melbourne, Australia.
This photo, out of all the ones that I had taken, is the one that I always think back to when I reminisce about all of the times I wandered that lane, looking at all of the new art that was created there.
Before I even stepped foot on Australian soil I had heard about the famous Hosier Lane, so of course I knew I was going to be making a few trips there through out my stay.
Personally, I am not able to produce anything worth seeing when I try to paint or draw, but I love looking at art, especially street art.
The cool thing about Hosier Lane is the history.
I went on a walking ghost tour around the city and this lane was one of the stops. Because there used to not be any street lights, many women were murdered in this alley way. They say if you walk up to a wall and ask politely to take a few pictures, you can see orbs in the photos.
Now, artists are allow to spray paint their work on these walls.
To make sure that their work is seen, the higher up you can paint the better. If your work is out of reach the chances of it being painted over is not as high as those painted down below.
It is a rule that anyone can paint over your work in these alley ways so that everyone has the chance to create something.
Some pieces remained the same whenever I went due to being so high off the ground, but other than that, every time I would wander the alley ways new art was waiting to be seen.
Everyone loves it in these alley ways, as it was usually being explored by tourists, locals, and a few times I saw wedding photos being taken there.
Do you love street art?
How would you feel painting over someone else’s work?
Have you ever been to Hosier Lane?