collingwood’s street art

I’d strolled along Smith Street before, past Vietnamese restaurants, European specialist food stores and alternative clothing shops, but this visit, I came from a different direction.

Featured image — a Keith Harding replica street art

A lane off Johnstone Street, Collingwood

I traipsed up Johnstone Street where warehouses and bike repair businesses lined a lack luster hike. I must have passed at least four shops where stacks of old vinyl records were sold, but I didn’t spot many customers. 

By Johnstone Street, Collingwood

Then the ubiquitous street art appeared down nearly every laneway. Some how Melbourne seemed to have gone crazy with street art, but sadly, in my view — gone overboard. It was plastered on the side of buildings and even on the pavement and private homes.