I never cease to be amazed at the size of the cafes in the narrow pedestrian lane in Centre Place in Melbourne. Most have only 2 tables outside, although some are double roller-door’s width and have small table & chairs inside as well. The lane itself is dark and only really well-lit when the cafes are open, or the summer sun shines directly overhead.
The image above shows exactly how wide – probably about 6 feet. The image below (which I shared a few posts ago) show how dark and gloomy it can get at dusk on an overcast day. Despite this, it is a vibrant and well-used area as the lane is a major route for office workers and shoppers heading for home. Weekends have a slightly different clientele – more bohemian and altogether more interesting for street photography. Next time I’m in the city on a Sunday, I’ll make (and share) some more images.
For those who read my “Coffee for Two” post I uploaded this morning, I’ve been able to find the other image I made in the same location a month ago.
(AS ALWAYS, IF YOU SEE YOURSELF IN ONE OF MY STREET PHOTOS AND OBJECT TO IT’S PUBLIC VIEWING, PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS ON MY ‘ABOUT’ PAGE AND I WILL WITHDRAW THE IMAGE PROMPTLY. BUT I HOPE YOU DON’T ASK ME TO WITHDRAW IT, AS IT’S RANDOM SHOTS LIKE THESE THAT BRING TODAYS LIFESTYLE ALIVE FOR THE FUTURE INHABITANTS OF OUR WONDERFUL CITIES & COUNTRY TOWNS.
I love viewing Black & White Street Photography and reading the stories behind the images of the early 20th century Street Photographers and I’m sure many other people will feel the same about these present day photos that I’m sharing with you on my PhotoBlog.