Footscray, the suburb next door to mine, has residents from some 135 countries and while 10 years ago the population was mainly from Vietnam, China, India, U.K. and Italy, today, there’s been a major increase in residents from Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar (as well as refugees from other countries).
Over 80 languages are spoken which no doubt has some influence on the suburb’s wide variety of street art.
I decided to explore one lane opposite the Footscray Market late this afternoon after some shopping and liked what I saw.
I’m keen to explore some more another day.
From the archives…..
This image of a busker in the main shopping mall area in Burke Street remains one of my favourite images to this day.
I haven’t seen him since 2010 which is the year I first took up Photography as a hobby and I often wonder……..where is he now?
This is one image which looked terrible in colour, but B & W – just perfect.
From the Archives……
I didn’t go out of my way to make images comparing old and new architecture for these shots.
They are just various cityscapes made over a number of years when I was in the city (of Melbourne) and happen to contain architectural styles. Originally shot in colour, they seemed to lend themselves to B & W conversion.
Since I rarely go into the city since moving to the western suburbs of Melbourne 4 months ago, this blog will change in subject matter/style.
Not sure where its going, but hopefully I’ll wake up one morning and find some inspiration.
Simple subjects will probably take over from (mostly) street photography.
Some of my favourite images over recent years have been made while standing at the bus stop.
The shot below was made yesterday, (while waiting for a bus to go through the city to an appointment). I just hope it was not as windy up at that height as it has been on ground level in Melbourne and its surrounds in recent weeks. I’ve been mostly at home waiting for Spring to come back to Melbourne. With September being the wettest on record, perhaps I should just ‘write-off’ Spring and wait for Summer 🙂
(NOTE: if you’ve followed my Nature blog, you’ll know I’ve just moved apartments…….yesterday in fact. After months of searching, I hope my new home is better for food markets, general shops and public transport etc. Today I’m drowning in tissue paper, bubble wrap, boxes and overwhelmed with trying to fit too much furniture into one tiny apartment. Hopefully I’ll be back to posting on this blog again soon).