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
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.
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.