Melbourne Street Art – Best of January 2017 Pt1

I like to wander the laneways and alleys of Melbourne looking for the latest in street art. This selection was some of the best I found in January 2017. A mixture of spray painting, pasteups and stencils. Most were gone (over-sprayed) in the following days. The artworks below were mostly taken in Hosier & Rutledge Lanes and a few other laneways around Melbourne CBD (ACDC Lane, Duckboard Place, Union Lane) – all images taken with an iPhone 6S and uploaded as taken, i.e. no editing. (An interesting way to try and improve general photography skills)

Melbourne Street Art - January 2017

Melbourne Street Art – January 2017

Melbourne Street Art - January 2017

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Melbourne Street Art - January 2017

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Melbourne Street Art – January 2017

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Melbourne Street Art – January 2017

Melbourne Street Art - January 2017

Melbourne Street Art – January 2017

Melbourne Street Art - January 2017

Melbourne Street Art – January 2017

They are here somewhere…

When I visit Braeside Park I always look in a few key spots for one of my favourite birds – the Tawny Frogmouth. Around the carpark there is open area and plenty of medium sized trees that the frogmouths like to roost in during the day. They can be hard to find due to the habit of staying very still and elongating their body to look like a dead branch stump. I have been seeing a pair in the carpark for the last 5 years so knew they were here somewhere. It was hot and I was standing in small grove of Wattles in the shade while I was trying to figure out where the pair could be when I looked straight into the eyes of a frogmouth. I found 2 roosting at head height in front of me and when I turned around to move away so I wouldnt be so close I found another. These were the grown chicks from the pair that I usually see in this area. ( I photographed a parent sitting on the nest last year. )

Tawny Frogmouths, Braeside Park, Victoria 5 Jan 2017

Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouths, Braeside Park, Victoria 5 Jan 2017

Tawny Frogmouths

Tawny Frogmouths, Braeside Park, Victoria 5 Jan 2017

In the action no-action pose

Tawny Frogmouths, Braeside Park, Victoria 5 Jan 2017

Blending right in

Tawny Frogmouths, Braeside Park, Victoria 5 Jan 2017

The 3rd frogmouth and I would guess a parent as it just ignored me as I almost stumbled into it at head height while moving away from the other two – the breeding pair in this area of the Park are used to people and their cars.

Melbourne Street Art December 2016 Part 3

I like to wander the laneways and alleys of Melbourne looking for the latest in street art. This selection was some of the best I found in December 2016. A mixture of spray painting, pasteups and stencils. Most were gone (over-sprayed) in the following days. The artworks were mostly taken in Hosier & Rutledge Lanes, Melbourne CBD (part 1) and Artists Lane off Chapel Street in Windsor (part 2) and a few more locally in laneways off Acland Street, St Kilda. (Part 3)

Acland St Street Art December 2016

Acland St Street Art December 2016

Acland St Street Art December 2016

Acland St Street Art December 2016

Acland St Street Art December 2016

Acland St Street Art December 2016

Acland St Street Art December 2016

Acland St Street Art December 2016

Melbourne Street Art December 2016 Part 2

I like to wander the laneways and alleys of Melbourne looking for the latest in street art. This selection was some of the best I found in December 2016. A mixture of spray painting, pasteups and stencils. Most were gone (over-sprayed) in the following days. The artworks were mostly taken in Hosier & Rutledge Lanes, Melbourne CBD (part 1) and Artists Lane off Chapel Street in Windsor (part 2) and a few more locally in laneways off Acland Street, St Kilda. (Part 3)

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2017

Artists Lane, Windsor December 2016

Melbourne Street Art December 2016 Part 1

I like to wander the laneways and alleys of Melbourne looking for the latest in street art. This selection was some of the best I found in December 2016. A mixture of spray painting, pasteups and stencils. Most were gone (over-sprayed) in the following days. The artworks below were mostly taken in Hosier & Rutledge Lanes, Melbourne CBD (part 1) and Artists Lane off Chapel Street in Windsor (part 2) and a few more locally in laneways off Acland Street, St Kilda. (Part 3)

Melbourne Street Art Dec 2016

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Melbourne Laneway Street Art November 2016

Most lunchtimes I wander the laneways and alleys of Melbourne CBD looking for  the latest in street art. This selection was some of the best I found in November 2016. A mixture of spray painting, pasteups and stencils. Most were gone (over-sprayed) in the following days.

Melbourne Street Art Nov 2016

Melbourne Street Art Nov 2016

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Its all in the name

Rename a native rodent from water-rat to its aboriginal name “Rakali”, and you can change the public view on an ignored animal. A family of Rakalis on the St Kilda break water has been semi-tamed via a local fisherman feeding them bait, fish and little cheese snacks. The Rakali has a varied diet and can be quite aggressive in its hunting. I have seen one kill an injured Pink-eared duck at the Werribee Treatment Plant.

St Kilda pier and break water is a good place to get up close and personal with the Rakali family as well as the nesting and roosting Little Penguins. On this visit most were still out hunting and I only found one Penguin down a rock crevice burrow.

Little Penguin, St Kilda break water, Victoria 27 Dec 2016

Little Penguin, St Kilda break water, Victoria

Rakali, St Kilda break water, Victoria 27 Dec 2016

Rakali, St Kilda break water, being fed a snack (notice the rear web feet)

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