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Lucy reporting from Melbourne

Friday, 9 May 2008 by Irene Hoofs


The first week of Bloesem's World Tour is going to end in a part of the world where I have never been yet, Australia, but hopefully will visit very soon...and this guide from Lucy Feagins (from the Design Files) of Melbourne will definitly be part of our travelkit...I'm very glad Lucy has written such an extensive report of her great city...Melbourne...

"Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) has long been intertwined with narrow lanes and alleyways, largely used as service lanes for the larger buildings and businesses on the main streets.  For a long time, shops and businesses paid premium rent for frontage on these main streets, and the dusty back alleys were largely forgotten.


In recent years, as rent has crept up higher and higher on the main thoroughfares, Melbourne’s laneways have undergone a renaissance. These days, the laneways are full to the brim of smaller, eclectic shops, cafes, and bars.  In fact, the most popular new bars and cafes increasingly position themselves hidden down cobbled streets barely wide enough for a bicycle (let alone a vehicle!), either up or down a dark flight of stairs, and often behind an unmarked door… it appears the more ‘hidden’ the establishment, the more in demand it will be! ...  CLICK HERE FOR MUCH MORE>>>

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