12 January 2017

WAYFARING WITH COCO // HOSIER LANE



When it comes to quintessential Melbourne, two things come to mind. A considerable and burgeoning cafe culture and an extensive network of esteemed street art.

And when it comes to urban art none is more prominent than the infamous Hosier Laneway.


Encircled by old world Victorian architecture and paved with quaint bluestone cobblestones, a most European like setting, though one which is hardly unique to this city. And like most Melbournian laneways its entryway is adroitly nondescript; nothing compelling to entice or beckon within. An innocently uneventful site to a small few and one easily overlooked by those on their morning commutes.

However the throngs of humans traipsing, admiring, photographing and gazing about are a telltale sign.

Hosier Lane is famed not only for its notable and acclaimed signature but for the creative energy found freely and in abundance. This is a real mecca for creatives in any field, though hardly exclusive to the visionary few, the copious artistic expressions on display is a euphoria for the senses; seemingly a visual delight for the eyes. This laneway (and many others dotted throughout Melbourne city) is a true demiurgic explosion for the creative mind, one that will leave you undeniably inspired and ready to compose.

This is a landmark specifically celebrated for it's diverse and evolving street art scene. One that is distinguished by it's perpetual vibrancy and political remarks. This was once a prolific Banksy hotspot and now boasts iconic works from Adnate. His grand mural of an indigenous boy on the back of the McDonald building my foremost preference. Though had I not been so consumed with capturing fleeting moments on my camera and preoccupied with the entanglement of school holiday congregation, I would love to have contemplated upwards endlessly.
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  1. I have always been a fan of street art and watching cities with these arts on the TV always gives me the urge to visit them.

    Sadly, in my country, only in the suburbs you would see them and not much.

    These pictures are so cool and I would want to download some and post in my Instagram page with all references and credits given to you COCO.

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  2. Love these photos!

    Alya / MoorizZLA xx

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  3. Awesome round-up of graffiti, dear! Everything's so colourful! xoxo

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  4. I've seen Adnate's works in Shoreditch but didn't know that was his name so thanks for sharing!

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  5. What an amazing spot! I love these pictures!

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  6. I'm a big fan of street art because it lends such an air of vibrance and character to whatever it adorns. We have street art all about in New York City but there is no dedicated area like Hosier Lane which looks pretty incredible in this images.

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  7. Street art is for me one of the most amazing ways of art. I feel the artists express themselves so well there, like there's the real world painted there, and it's always so touching. Love this pictures!

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  8. Yes, I know I'd love Melbourne and always think about good cafes. My bf always talksa bout how much he loves it there when he used to live there. <3 Hosier Lane seems to be ideal for any street art enthusiast as I am. Thanks for sharing /Madison xx
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  9. Amazing pictures!!

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  10. Wow I had no idea that Melbourne was known for its street art. It all looks so lively and colorful! Thanks for taking us there :)

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  11. Our hometown is beautiful isn't it?! Melbourne has some truly gorgeous street art!

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  12. That looks like such a cool spot! I love great street art.

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  13. The graffiti designs are spectacular especially the dinosaur one! Loved this post hun! :) xo~ Lena
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  14. Wow your photos are amazing and what a beautiful street art! I always stop and admire the beauty of a good graffiti on the streets! x

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  15. Oh wow, Sonia you've completely opened my eyes to something I had no idea about before now! This is amazing - such creativity!

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    1. Definitely add it to your list if you find yourself down in these oart Gabrielle xx

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  16. Very nice!! Have a lovely Day! 💚💚💚

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  17. Wonderful graffiti! I like to consider them)
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  18. I love street art and you got some great shots x

    Laura
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  19. I love it when cities have little pockets like this! I could walk around all day and see the murals and art. You've captured everything quite beautifully as well. It looks like it gets pretty crowded over there too! We have few places like this in Phoenix. There is also a few streets in San Francisco like this as well. :)

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    1. I've always wanted to see those parts of SF! xx

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  20. I love street art and initially I thought these are somewhere in the US! How cool is it that it's in Melbourne?

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  21. The street art is one of my favourite things about Melbourne! Although it's never been that busy when I've visited, yikes! I do like how you can usually see a little something on most streets or laneways, I usually ens up snapping a few pics of things I find and admire on each visit :)

    Hope you are having a great weekend :)

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  22. Amazing post dear!
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  23. Wonderful post.

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  24. This is incredible! I have never seen anything like it before but it looks amazing and I'd love to visit and see it for myself one day x

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  25. One of the many reasons I'm so proud to live in Melbourne :D

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  26. Woowww....amazingly beautiful photos hun....xx, Neha

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  27. Such a stunning post!

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  28. Amazing place!
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  29. This place looks amazing. Thank you for virtually taking me there :) Hope I'll visit one day.

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  30. Such pretty and cool photos! xoxo

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  31. Oh wow! These shots are beautiful, Sonia! I would love to see this someday. Like many of the commenters, I love street art. It's really quite inspiring. Thank you for sharing.:)

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  33. Awesome street art!! Very inspiring!!

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  34. How cool are these shots?! So much amazing art!

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  35. I would really love to see all this in person! There is something so mesmerizing about street art. I love the thrilling sense of freedom and creativity it brings about. The photos here that you shared is so pretty! I imagine it's even nicer in person. To be honest, sometimes I'm more for this kind of art over the art in galleries. It's more raw and real.

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  36. Thanks a lot :D

    GOD! This place is amazing :o perfect photos dear Coco <3

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  37. Wow, how beautiful, wonderful and dynamic! I would love to visit Melbourne again some time and partake in some great cafes and art! I'll have to drop you a line for more suggestions!

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  38. I'm big fan of street art so these pictures impressed me very much!
    A lot of really good pieces of art!

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  39. Fantastic!

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  40. Such a cool place, love the painting with the french flag/quote. So artsy and a chic contrast to the rest of the art! Xx

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  41. Love this post, I enjoyed reading the blogpost and viewing these street art pics with a cut cup of coffee
    xo, Yasmin
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  42. This looks like such a cool place! I would so love to visit it as right now I am all about urban-y things!
    Stunning culture!

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  43. Lovely photos! I love how vibrant the colours are and the street art is pretty cool!

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  44. I grew up in The Bronx borough of New York, so I greatly appreciate murals and graffiti (done right, you know, vibrant and not just tagging :) Because of that, I love seeing different works of art displayed on the streets of different countries and cities. I've seen such beautiful photos, including your post today, of Melbourne, enough to entice me to visit myself! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have the best week ahead, beauty!

    XO,

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    1. Well I think you must now. I think th universe is telling you something hehehehe xx

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  46. YES YES YES! To street art. I am such a fan. Every where I go, no matter what city, I always make it my business to find the street art. I grew up in LA, where I was always used to seeing the excellent murals adorning the melrose walkways, which I subsequently did a post about. Now that I live in brooklyn, I must set aside time for photographing some of the artwork sprayed onto the walls.

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    1. Ooh you'd have such a hub of artwork to peruse over there too xx

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  47. Wow. I wouldn't mind passing these streets.

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  48. I love the graffitis! I would love to take photos of this place!

    ANOUK

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    1. Well if you find yourself over here... xx

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  49. I always enjoy street art. It's so beautiful. I love the abstractness of it, the colors and messages.
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  50. The colours of this street art are just amazing.Love the contrast with the black and white photos!
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