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PPAC #24: Melbourne Mural Walk #1

Public art encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks, or outdoor public places. Let your imagination and photographic eye show us diverse samples all over the world.

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Last week for PPAC #23, I had a marvelous response from all of you. I want to say thank you to each of you for joining along in our challenge. Here are the featured bloggers for this week. Their posts really grabbed my attention. They are all worthy of a second or third look.


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My Choices for PPAC #24

Almost six years ago the Eternal Traveller and I wandered the streets of Melbourne in search of photo opportunities. Armed with our trusty PAPER city maps, we found Hosier Lane.

“Located on the (Melbourne’s Central Business District) CBD’s southern edge, it extends between Flinders Street and Flinders Lane, and opens opposite the Atrium at Federation Square. Since the late 1990s, Hosier Lane has become a popular tourist attraction due to its street art.[1]“Wikipedia

Here is the first set of murals we found that day. I will do a series on these because there are quite a few. The murals are not nursery rhyme characters and are sometimes legible and explainable only to the street artists who created them.

If you can read this – earn extra PPAC points for your blog. 🙂
How about this one? I can’t read the tiny words scribbled on the lower-left corner there either.
He was the guardian of Hosier Lane at that time.

I’m not sure if he’s still there. But you can be sure that neither the Eternal Traveller nor I messed with him there in that dark alley.

This guy was just there having fun and trying to get the big guy to smile.

You can see that his tricks didn’t work. I’m not sure what happened to Green Eye’s teeth. I think he got carried away with the whitener strips.

You might want to plan a wedding on Hosier Lane and invite these guys to join you – or not. This is or has been, a popular spot for taking wedding pictures.

Did You Make a Guess in the Comment Section?

Care to take a guess at what the first murals said or meant? Leave your thoughts and grab your free extra PPAC Blogger Points widget below just for the fun of guessing.

Now it’s your turn.

Take us for a spin around your world to see the public art you love and tell us your stories if you like. I hope you all had a full Thanksgiving. Please leave your comments and pingbacks on my blog again this week. Cee should be back next week.

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    • Good guess! You just earned extra PPAC points! There isn’t a right answer that I know. Only the artist knows for sure! 🙂 Thanks for playing along, Julie.


  1. I love the lively colours and the way such casual-seeming crosses bring the eyes to light. I was only thinking yesterday how I used to see a word however it was hidden, but street artists have got me beaten.

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  2. Hosier Lane is a photographer’s paradise, Marsha. Great Shots. I have heard there are many other similarly decorated lanes in Melbourne now, in an effort to lure the public and tourists back to town. 🙂

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    • The Pandemic has been hard on Melbourne, I’m sure. People’s habits have changed. We hardly ever eat out anymore compared to what we used to do.


    • That was one of the many highlights for me. I love doing all these challenges because I have a chance to use my photos most of which have never been shown before. We too so many photos, I don’t think I’ll ever run out. 🙂 Of course, not all of them are great. LOL


    • Very good. I have no idea if you are right, of course! LOL You definitely earned those extra PPAC points! 🙂 I’m on my way to check out your post now, Lin. 🙂





Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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