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  • Queen Victoria Market

    住所:
    Queen Street and Victoria Street, Melbourne .

    The Queen Victoria Market has been operating since 1878(!) on approximately 7 acres (you will need a good few hours to see it all / do your shopping), is one of the largest open air markets in the Southern Hemisphere, and a major Melbourne Attraction.

    If you're here in the winter months be sure to check one of the biggest events in Melbourne: the Winter Night Market which - on in 2019 from the 5th of June to the 28th of August 5pm-10pm - are a MUST-EXPERIENCE event.

    6100 people in the first hour alone!!!! Food from all over the world, wine, bands, magicians and Guru Dudu's Silent Disco. Seriously, don't miss out on this one!! Be sure also to get some mouth-watering jam donuts from American Doughnut Kitchen. 

    Be sure to look out for street art in the immediate surrounds; onsite you'll find art by Deams, Adnate and Caper, (the Laura Alice shipping container may still be here somewhere(?) but we havent seen it for ages) - nearby is 'lovelands' (check our lovelands attractions link) and only a couple of alleys down Franklin street you'll find 'Blender Lane' (check our other attractions for info on this one)

    words and photos by allthoseshapes.com

  • NGV (National Gallery of Victoria)

    住所:
    180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne .

    The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is Australia’s oldest public art museum, with regular exhibitions by artists including Escher, Calder, Basquiat, Harring, Kaws, Hicks and more, and boasting one of the world’s finest art collections.

    You'll find art from places such ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the pre-Columbian period, an Oceanic gallery dedicated to the indigenous cultures of the Pacific area, a distinguished array of European and Asian decorative arts, and a gallery space dedicated to 4000 works representing the art of Asia.

    In the immediate vicinity you may also discover (if it hasnt been buffed) street art by Astral Nadir, Jist and Zilla.

    Check whats on at the NGV here.

    Words and photography by shane allthoseShapes.com

  • North Melbourne Street Art

    住所:
    11 Errol Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    A nearby neighborhood of street art - be sure to check ... Errol Place, Raglan St, the alley beside The Town Hall hotel, Strang Lane, 

    If you like spotting banana peels there are a few around here in the alleys either side of Errol St. 

    Artists to spot include Baby Guerrilla, Kaffeine, TuYuLoveMe, Cam Scale, Drew Funk, Banana Peel, Chamb, asio_art, Aeon and more....

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Melbourne Zoo and Street Art

    住所:
    Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia .

    There are lions, tigers, baboons, snakes, lizards, frogs, butterflys, elephants, giraffes, zebras, Australian natives like the koala, kangaroo and platypus and so many more animals to be seen at the Melbourne Zoo!

    Getting to Melbourne Zoo by public transport from The MIami Hotel is easy:

    option 1: From the MIami hotel catch a 57 tram down Victoria St to Elizabeth St (or better yet - walk!) then a 58 tram up Elizabeth St to the Zoo.

    Option 2: you could walk down Hawke St to Spencer St and catch a 216 or 219 bus to North Melbourne train station and head north to Royal Park station.

    If you're already in the city it's easiest to catch an Upfield train from Flinders or Southern Cross Station.

    Check timetables on www.ptv.vic.gov.au or use maps 'directions' which will show you options to walk/use public transport.

    On your mission you'll also discover plenty of street art and murals at the Zoo by the likes of Andrew J Bourke, Mike Makatron, Jimmy Dvate and Matt Adnate.

    Best save a whole day to see it all!

    Words and photography by allthoseshapes.com

  • The District Docklands and Street Art

    住所:
    440 Docklands Drive, Docklands .

    The District Dockland (formerly Harbourtown) is a miniature world within itself. 

    With a multitude (and maze-like) plethora of shops and brand outlets, a carnival (including giant ferris wheel), many restaurants and much street art - you could be here for a while.

    Artists to be found around this quite expansive area include: Julia Both, James Wilson, Maha, Abyss_607, Be Free, Luke Rion, MueBon, HaHa, Frosk, RusKidd, Lucy Lucy, Chehehe and more.

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Blender Studios / Melbourne Street Art Tours

    住所:
    33-35 Dudley Street, West Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    This is the new 2019 home of the infamous 'Blender Studios' started back in the early 2000's by Adrian Doyle in 'Blender Lane' (See other attractions - the art is still there) off Franklin St in the city. They then moved to the Docklands (2016-2019) and now West Melbourne very close to The Miami Hotel!

    The studio is also home to "Melbourne Street Art Tours' with super knowledgeable street artist tour guides like Rus Kidd, Junky Projects and Barek, taking you through the city street art highlights on a 3 hour adventure from Fed Square ending up with a tour of their studio.

    Blender Studios is currently home to street artists like: n2o, Tinky, Barek, Junky Projects, Rus Kidd, Kasper, Caper, Luke Rion, Calm, Sarah Randall, ManOfDarkness, Manda Jean, Maha, Gigi Gordes and of course Doyle himself. 

    There is also art by visitors like Viki Murray, John Murray and Borrris.

    A good place to start your missions (or after visiting Errol Street) as the alley is full of art - and you might meet the artists!

    words and photos by shane allthoseshapes.com

  • DFO Southwharf

    住所:
    20 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC, Australia .

    DFO southwharf is a two level Outlet Centre with bargain sneakers, shoes, boots, backpacks, clothes and more, not far from the Miami Hotel (a good walk through West Melbourne will see you there!) 

    Here you will find plenty of sneaker outlets like Nike, Converse, Vans, Adidas, Fila, New Balance, Puma, Skechers, Volcom and travelling, camping, hiking, lounging, walking stores like: Kathmandu, Macpac, Planet Shoes, Platypus Shoes, Timberland and Ugg.

  • Marvel Stadium and street art

    住所:
    740 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008 .

    Marvel Stadium is around a 15min walk from Miami Hotel Melbourne and is home to Football, Cricket and many events throughout the year including in 2019 one of the world's biggest bands Metallica! You can see whats coming up at Marvel Stadium.

    Make sure you look around this beautiful area by day and after dark - the Melbourne Star (see our other attractions) is very alluring at night!

    Also as with many places around Melbourne, you will find street art at Marvel Stadium.

    Big name artists like Phibs, Rone and Sofles have painted here; and if you manage somehow to make it down to Wurundjeri Way (its a tuff one) there is more art by Heesco, Choc and more; even a Sinch tribute!

    words and photography by allThoseShapes.com

  • Upper West Side Street Art Precinct

    住所:
    696 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    The Upper West Side Street Art Precinct began in June 2016 with Smug painting his grandparents into a giant photo-realistic visual metaphor mural on Lonsdale Street for Citi Power. 

    Curated by Juddy Roller gallery the project was furthered in December 2017 with the addition of Sofles Big blue lady to Spencer St and Smug, Rone, Adnate, Dvate and Fintan Magee just around the corner on little Bourke St.

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

     

     

  • MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground)

    住所:
    Brunton Avenue, Melbourne .

    The MCG is an iconic ground for sporting and other events in Melbourne.

    See what's coming up here

  • Hosier Lane Street Art

    住所:
    Hosier Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    The most famous lane in Melbourne, the number one tourist attraction for many years now "Hosier Lane". 

    The walls are painted daily with poetry, paste-ups, street art, graffiti, sculptures, found object art, throwies, tags, pieces, murals and collaborations.

    With art from Adnate, ToBe, Sotep, Jay Boy, Jack Lack, AkidOne, BombG, Philb, Kasper, Byst and so many more.

    Make sure you look up high and down low in this lane, the art is literally everywhere.  

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • ACDC Lane

    住所:
    ACDC Lane, Melbourne .

    ACDC lane is of course named after Melbourne's world famous by-gone rock heroes: ACDC.

    The lane contains the infamous-like-them party venue Cherry Bar and  is one of the longest standing art-filled lanes in Melbourne once having a full wall mural by Everfresh where Pastuso is now and a ground-level Invader mosaic. 

    You will find street art by Fintan Magee, John Murray, n2o, LushSux, Drasko, Vandalism Ink, Makatron, Heesco, Hayden Dewar, Tinky, Steen Jones, Crisp, Tweet and heaps more. 

    At the end of the lane is Pastuso Peruvian restaurant Cevicheria, Pisco and Grill.

    Keep walking into Duckboard place to glimpse one of the few remaining Banksys in Melbourne..

    Photos and words: allthoseshapes.com

  • Degraves Street Art

    住所:
    Degraves Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Degraves Street might be the first street art you see in Melbourne if you arrive in the city via train. 

    Right opposite Flinders Street Station this iconic cafe precinct contains art by Illerwon, Dose, Kambeeno, Dolus, Sunfigo, Vexta, Crisp, Byst and the super mysterious black and white stencil artist "King of the Clowder" (the cat in the left of the photo.)

    Cafes to try include Yuzu, Il Tempo 2, Andiamo, Degraves Espresso Bar, Mock Turtle, RMB, The Quarter; there's also Little Cupcakes, Waffle On and even a Grill'd.

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Lovelands Street Art

    住所:
    432 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    This nameless alley once had a few small pieces of art, tags, pasteups etc until sometime around 2014 when it was dubbed "Lovelands" by Doyle and the Blender crew.

    It has since seen many "paint ups" and random street art and graffiti sessions, now full of murals, pieces, pasteups, installation art, stickers, tags, street art, graffiti...

    Look high (the murals and collabs reach skyward), also be sure to scour the 'nooks and crannies' for miniature worlds created by Tinky.

    Artists here include: Itch, Heesco, Rus Kidd, James Wilson, Caper, Rad, Lifetime Stickyfingers, Calm, Seaps, Tnky, Joshua Smith, Cruel (Cezary Stulgis), Rashe, Da Imagemaker and many many more.

    Located right opposite another Miami Hotel attractions favourite - the Queen Victoria Market.

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Croft Alley Street Art

    住所:
    Croft Alley, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Off Paynes Place off Little Bourke St, Croft Alley is regularly repainted having organised events and random crew/individual graffti/street art sessions.

    Art here is by Frosk, Kenz, Rus Kidd, Olmec, Kaptain Kris, Kasper, Mishap, Facter, Keo Match, Gigi, Tinky, Barek, Jaw DMV, Mio, Junky Projects, Abyss 607, Joshua Smith and more. (Look up high for the laughing mio ghost as you leave the alley!)

    Croft Alley is also home to The Croft Institute a great place for food, drink and dance.

    Make sure you check the opposite side of Little Bourke Street from Croft Alley in Corrs Lane for the spectacular shimmering epic by Resio.

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Blender Lane Street Art

    住所:
    108 Franklin Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    The first home to "Blender Studios' has been dubbed Blender Lane - even though it has no official name.

    The studio is no longer there but the lane is still full of art containing works by Jover, GT, HAHA, Sten And Oli, Barek, Junky Projects, Adnate, Rus Kidd, Caper, MueBon and many more.

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Flinders Court Street Art

    住所:
    Flinders Court Street Art, Flinders Court, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    A lesser known and walked alley, Flinders Court is full of art and definitely worth checking out. 

    On the Flinders Street Station side you'll find the los1's transformer and at the other end some of MueBon's 'PukRuks'.

    In between there's art by Putos, Silk, Sieg, Kelr, Sorie, Kulas, Rus Kidd, Jack Douglas, Chuck Mayfield, Goodie and more. 

    You're very close now to Centre Place/ Degraves St and not very far from the most famous of all: Hosier Lane.

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Little Bourke St Street Art

    住所:
    353 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Between Elizabeth St and Queen St make sure you check every alley off Little Bourke St.

    The alleys here are full of smaller works, mostly paste ups, some sculptures, some installation art, some spray paint. 

    One of these alleys contains a miniature by Tinky.

    Artists to be found include: Abyss_607, Celout, DRA, Byst, Manda Jean, Fezwitch, Akemi Ito, Deb, Phibs, 'King of the Clowder', To Be (Two Be, 2B), ManOfDarkness, Aki Yaguchi, Noah, Sunfigo and...

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Union Lane Street Art

    住所:
    Union Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Initiated in the mid 2000's Union Lane was one of the first legal street art lanes in Melbourne allowing like Hosier Lane pretty much 'anything Goes'. 

    This lane allows anyone to paint, to learn, to tag, to graffiti, to stencil; and while it is quite messy for most of its length there have been many gems painted here by artists like Jack Lack, Frosk, James WIlson, Abyss_607, Lucy Lucy, Mr Moh, Duke, Sleek, Jist, Ama, Kam_bot, Silly, Shaq, Nails, Trebl, The Artful Yogi (Brad Loafer), Lout, Goodie, BMD, Nev Sety, Philb, LaLa, Shida, Sean Duffell, Crisp, even Berlins Herakut!

    There are also some well painted Junky Projects found object art characters lurking in the lane.

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Sneakerboy Luxury Sneakers and Streetwear

    住所:
    265 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia .

    If you're a sneaker fiend and like being first you have to know about this place. They have over night camp outs, chairs and sleeping bags lining the streets to be the first for limited edition pre, first and only releases. 

    Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Buscemi, Raf Simons, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Nike, Adidas & More.

  • Drewery Lane Street Art

    住所:
    Drewery Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Drewery Lane including Sniders Lane, Drewery Place and Drewery Alley is home to more street art, stencils, pasteups and some larger murals.

    The art here is by artists like Sten And Oli, Tweet, Celout, Camo, King of the Clowder, To Be, Sunfigo, Astral_Nadir, n2o, Lush Sux, Sear, Putos, ManOfDarkness, Baby Guerrilla, Sieg, Silk... 

    There is even a cheeky Invader mosaic watching you from up high...!

  • Mornane Place Street Art

    住所:
    Mornane Place, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Not too much in this very small 'Place' - some nice murals though by Makatron, Steph Ives and Welin.

    Plenty of space left in the end of the alley though. Im sure it will fill up ;)

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Baptist Place

    住所:
    Baptist Place, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    This is a newer street art alley even though it contains art (graffiti murals) from 10-15 years ago.

    Mostly smaller stuff in this laneway - stencils and pasteups - with pieces by Akemi Ito, Manda Jean, King of the Clowder, Kambeeno, Sten and Oli, Tweet, Banana Peel, CDH and more...

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Centre Place Street Art

    住所:
    Centre Place, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Centre Place is across the road from Degraves Street and a usual place to continue your journey from Filders Street (station) into the centre of the city.

    There are heaps of cafes here and art by Gent, Straker (Murailst), BMD, Philb, Lush, Rus Kidd, Byst, Joshua Smith, ToBe and more.

    Cafes to check incude Centro espresso, The Little Den Shan Dong, Mama Mini, Issus, Euro Lane Cafe, Cafe Vicolino, Eliana Lulu and dont forget to venture upstairs to Hells Kitchen for a red wine and some end of day gossip.

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Section 8 Street Art

    住所:
    27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    section 8 is a very cool little venue in the middle of melbourne which omes alive in the afternoons and then parties every night with free acts and DJs.

    In this little quadrangle of lanes in the city centre you'll also find the 'FerdyDurke' and street art by Shida, Adnate, Putos, Kulas, Noah, Aki Yaguchi, Calm, n2o, Tinky, Rus Kidd, Abyss_607, King of the Clowder, BYST, ToBe, Mio, Tweet, Sten and Oli, HaHa, Junky Projects, Kasper and many many more.

    Make sure you look everywhere high and low in the lanes behind section 8 (stevensons Lane) as there is art on nearly every visible space...

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Liverpool St Street Art

    住所:
    Liverpool Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Apart from being home to the delicious wood fired Pizza oven restaurant SPQR, Liverpool Street has many regular street art visitors. Unfortunately this is one of those streets that has some but not all of the art buffed semi regularly. You;ll find art by Frosk, Phoenix, King of the Clowder, Lister, ToBe, Mio, and Sunfigo in the street and while you're waiting for your pizza - check the incredible amount of street art in SPQR itself!

    SPQR street art is by Makatron, Mr Dimples, Choq, Putos, Abyss_607, Jist, Deb Dnart, Tom Gerrard, Barek, Phoenix, Darren Henderson, Rus Kidd, Conrad Bizjak, 23rd Key, Crisp, Ears, Unwell Bunny, and more. 

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

  • Duckboard Place Street Art

    住所:
    Duckboard Place, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Once you are in ACDC lane - walk to the bottom of it - explore around to your right (see n2o, V1nk, LushSux, Tweet etc) then go to your left.

    ACDC lane turns into Duckboard Place with heaps more art by n2o, ToBe, Phoenix, Barek, Rus Kidd, Robyn Grove, Sugar, John Murray, Abyss_607, Meandr, Jack Lack, Drasko, Mr Dimples, Crisp, James Wilson... theres even one of the last remaining Banksys in Melbourne to be fund in a doorway at the end of the 'Place'

    Also make sure you check out 'Tonka' a modern Indian restaurant.

    Words and photos: allthoseshapes.com

     

  • Eureka Tower

    住所:
    7 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC, Australia .

    Want one of the best views of Melbourne? Then the Eureka Tower's Skydeck is a must-do for your visit. Eureka Skydeck has "spectacular floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree views - the highest in the Southern Hemisphere"!

  • Yarra River Cruises

    住所:
    Yarra River Cruises, Princes Walk, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Experience Melbourne's charm from a different point of view; a cruise on the Yarra River! Depending on your choice of Yarra River Cruises you can see places like Southgate, Melbourne’s Crown Casino (the largest Casino in Australia), Melbourne Aquarium, World Trade Centre, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Polly Woodside (Melbourne’s Maritime Museum), Bolte and Westgate Bridges, Herring Island and Como House, Birrarung Marr Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), The National Tennis Centre (Rod Laver Arena), The Melbourne Sports & Entertainment Centre, Olympic Park, AAMI Park (Melbourne’s newest Soccer stadium), Toorak Mansions and ornate bridges. 

    If you head in the direction of Birrarung Marr make sure you look up between st kilda road and Batman Ave toward Flinders st and on top of one of the buldings you should be able to see the Street Art Cockatoo Mural by Copenhagen artist Welin.

    words and photos by shane allthoseshapes.com

  • Sea LIfe Melbourne Aquarium

    住所:
    SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, King Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Three levels of underwater adventures await you in Melbourne's SEA LIFE aquarium on the corner of Flinders and King Streets in between Southern Cross and Flinders St Stations.

    Once inside you'll find sharks, manta rays, seahorses, penguins, a crocodile and even Nemo himself!

    There are many events including daily talks on crocodiles, ocean predators, bay of rays, coral atoll, penguins, rockpool, seahorse and the rainforest, you can watch the turtles being fed, meet the keeper, organise a Glass Bottom Boat tour, a Shark Dive Extreme (!) and be part of the Penguin Encounter... 

    Theres also a fantastic street art mural on the front of the aquarium by Mike Makatron.

     

  • City Circle (free) tram around Melbourne city

    住所:
    530 La Trobe Street, West Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    The City Circle tram runs regularly around the Melbourne City Centre and to the Docklands passing many of Melbourne's attractions like the Old Melbourne Gaol, Fed Square, Hosier Lane, Flinders Street Station, Degraves Street, The Sealife Aquarium, Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Central, State Library...

    These number 35 trams - W Class trams - are a piece of Melbourne history being built between 1923 and 1956 and removed from service in the mid 1990s.

    The stop closest to The Miami Hotel is on the corner of LaTrobe St and Spencer St.

  • Captain Melville Street Art / Melbourne's oldest pub

    住所:
    Captain Melville, Franklin Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Captain Melville is a bluestone pub built in 1853 in the heart of Melbourne and is actually Melbourne's oldest pub! Go for drinks/ happy hour, tasty treats, bands and DJs. 

    The art on the side of the pub is by Melbourne's James Reka, part of the everfresh crew along with Makatron, Phibs, Meggs, Stabs, Sync, and in the alley beside the pub you'll find art by Cezary Stulgis (a.k.a Cruel), Itch, Sync and more...

    Words and photos by allThoseShapes.com

  • Melbourne Botanic Gardens

    住所:
    Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Ave .

    First opened as 'Melbourne Gardens' in 1846 the Botanic Gardens are a lush, calming, beautiful, peaceful, serene and even surreal place (compared with the every-day city life most of us lead) that any visitor to Melbourne should experience.

    There are many walks and collections of both native and non native plants, cacti, fungi, ferns, eucalypts, flowers (spring summer), tea houses, park benches in 89 acres of chlorophyll-coloured oxygen-filled freshness for you to inhale.

    In the summer months you can also experience the Moonlight Cinema.

    Words and photography by allthoseshapes.com

  • Luna Park + st kilda street art

    住所:
    Luna Park, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC, Australia .

    Luna Park opened in 1912 and is an adventure playground full of amusements and rides. 

    Inside you'll find rides like the Twin Dragon, Speedy Beetle, Moon Balloons, The Power Surge, Coney Drop, Enterprise and Pharaoh's Curse, a Mirror Maze, Ghost Train and more. Luna Park also boasts the world's oldest continuously operating roller coaster in the world!

    A surprise in the Park is some art by Pamela Irving, created for Luna Park's 98th and 100th birthdays, the Dodgem Cars /Mirror Maze house is covered with her mosaic meanderings...

    In the immediate surrounds you'll find art by Junky Projects, Dvate, Bailer, CTO, Lynch, Pawtl and more.

    Don't forget to take some selfies/group shots in front of the iconic 'Mr Moon' entrance!

    To get to Luna Park from the Miami Hotel catch a 57 tram down Victoria St into the Melbourne city, then a St Kilda Beach 96 tram from the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke St.

    You could also walk to North Melbourne Train Station, head into Southern Cross Station and catch the 96 tram as it turns out of Bourke St into Spencer St to head for St Kilda Beach.

    Words and photography by allthoseshapes.com

  • Melbourne Star

    住所:
    Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Waterfront Way, Docklands VIC, Australia .

    You can fly - on the Melbourne Star - the Southern Hemisphere’s only Giant Observation Wheel with a view like no other and a photo-opportunity rich experience you’ll never forget.

    See the docklands, the bay, Marvel Stadium, Southern Cross Station and Melbourne from a different perspective. Don't forget to lean against the curved space windows and look down!! Wohhhhhh!!! Photo!!!

    A seven pointed star - with 3 cabins to each point - yep grade 3 maths serves you correct - 21 cabins with 360' views of the city! 

    Definitely try and make one of your missions after sunset (see pics).

    The Journey takes 30 mminutes.

    Accompanying you on your journey is an audio commentary on the history and landmarks below you.

    Find out more about the Melbourne Star

    Don't forget to wonder around District Docklands (see our other attractions) afterwards for food, shopping, and much street art!!

    words and photography by shane allThoseShapes.com

  • Old Melbourne Gaol

    住所:
    Old Melbourne Gaol, Russell Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    The Old Melbourne Gaol was a prison between 1842 and 1924, and held and executed some of Australia's most notorious criminals including the most infamous of all: the bushranger Ned Kelly.

    There are three parts visitors can experience:

    1. the watch-house where you can meet the sergeant, be arrested and locked up
    2. the courthouse (closed in 1994) where you can learn about the courts history, see some interviews with ex-staff, and dress up in the magistrates garments for photos and
    3. the 3-level gaol itself.

    Kids can wear metal plate armour and masks like the one Ned Kelly used in gun fights and have photos taken, you can see the gallows and Ned Kelly's death mask, and outside on one of the concrete blocks you can find balaclava wearing death mask street art by WIll Coles.

    You can also play Escape the Gaol - an immersive and educational scavenger hunt activity aimed at ages six and up on school holidays, and take the Hangmans Night Tour on various nights of the week.

    Words and Photography by shane allThoseShapes.com

     

  • MIFF Melbourne International Film Festival

    住所:
    The Capitol, Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) August 1st - 18th 2019 with new films by Xavier Dolan, Jim Jarmusch, Pedro Almodóvar, Tsai Ming-liang, Dardenne brothers, Abel Ferrara, Béla Tarr, Ai Weiwei, Sergei Parajanov, Peter Strickland, Juraj Herz, Paul Morrissey, Terence Davies and the MIFF Opening Night Gala film - "The Australian Dream" about Adam Goodes.

    for tickets call:
    03 8660 4898
    boxoffice(at)miff.com.au
    The Capitol, 113 Swanston Street

    Closest cinemas to the Miami are:

    1. Arts House 
    Wheelchair Access Symbol
    521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

    3. The Capitol
    113 Swanston Street CBD

    4. The MIFF Salon presented by Chandon
    Level 2, The Capitol, 113 Swanston Street CBD

    5. Cinema Nova
    380 Lygon Street, Carlton

    7. Forum Melbourne
    154 Flinders Street (corner of Flinders and Russell streets) CBD

    9. Hoyts Melbourne Central
    Level 3, corner Swanston and La Trobe streets CBD

    10. IMAX Cinema, Melbourne Musuem
    Rathdowne Street, Carlton

    11. Kino Cinemas, a Palace Cinemas Partner
    Lower Ground Level, 45 Collins Street CBD

    13. NGVA Ground Floor Theatrette
    National Gallery of Victoria Australia, Federation Square (entry via atrium)

    16. SpACE@Collins
    Level 1, 278 Collins Street CBD

    17. Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium (SMOCA)
    25 Collins Street CBD

    18. Supernormal
    180 Flinders Lane CBD

    19. Village Roadshow Theatrette
    State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street (entry from La Trobe Street) CBD

    20. The Wheeler Centre
    176 Little Lonsdale Street CBD

  • Chin Chin Thai & Asian Restaurant

    住所:
    Chin Chin, Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Chin Chin Thai and Asian restaurant may be the most popular restaurant in Melbourne! With no bookings available there are pretty much always queues especially at after work/dinner time. And the queues haven't died down since it opened. Expect to wait - but your stomach & taste buds will thank you.

    You can find Chin Chin in between Miami Hotel street art attractions Higson Lane and ACDC lane /Duckboard Place. Its also very close to Lucy Liu and just over Russell St - the infamous Hosier Lane.

    Words and photography by Shane allthoseshapes.com

     

  • Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar

    住所:
    Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar, Oliver Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia .

    Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar is another famous Melbourne alley way experience with alluring architecture, beverages and the main attraction: "Southeast Asian cuisine sampling hot, sour, salty and sweet plates".

    You can make bookings here unlike Chin Chin, and they are just around the corner from each other so if you miss out on one you can try the other. You'll probably want to try both anyways.

    Lucy Liu is located in between Duckboard Place, ACDC lane, Chin Chin and Hosier lane (see other attractions) - so finish your street art tour and unwind here :)

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