Tag: street art

Fitzroy melange

The smallest postcode in Australia. 3065 Fitzroy. Fitzroy, an inner suburb of Melbourne. My favorite. 100ha. Just over 10.000 people. And more bars and restaurants that you can imagine. And more street art. Since living there for 10 weeks in 2014/15, I’ve been back every year. And so, logically, it was top of our list on our first day in…

Valencia Street Art

I love street art. In any new city, I can put aside my guidebook, and wander off for hours, just following the street art. Some cities are covered with it, and i can’t even follow all the trails and take pictures. I did not expect anything of Valencia. So I was surprised I saw the city’s old town covered in…

Melbourne lanes

I love getting lost in Melbourne’s numerous little lanes and arcades. Dating back to the Victorian era, they come from the original street grid of central Melbourne, named after Robert Hoddle who designed it. Initially, they were meant as service laneways for horses and carts, in between the bigger streets. In some of them you could find the slums during Melbourne’s gold rush area. Today,…

Noses from Ghent

Visitors of Belgium usually tend to do a fast-track program of the country that involves inevitably Bruges, the beautiful, original medieval town in Flanders, and stay a day in Brussels to see Manneken Pis, eat chocolate and waffles, or some beer and fries. Then they’re off to Paris or Amsterdam, Berlin or Vienna, where they will spend more time. And…

My Parisversary

I did the math. As far as I can recollect from agendas and tickets, this is my 70th visit to Paris. At least. I might have skipped one or two visits. I can’t say for sure if I was there in Autumn 1988 or 1989… This puts Paris at the top of my list of cities I have visited. Not…