Balaclava

Tim and Leigh arrived back in London a few days ago, safe and sound. These shots were taken in Balaclava last week during their last day here in Melbourne.

Balaclava is an inner suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD. We had a walk in the bustling Carlisle Street which is in the heart of Balaclava. In some parts it has the old town vibe with many street murals and a lot of cafes.

These are some of them…not that amazing but found them interesting enough to take photos.

A few metres away is this prominent landmark, The Lady of St Kilda mural, which goes across the overhead bridge train line. It is a quirky and whimsical sea vessel with mermaids and sea creatures.

The row of houses here are mainly shops on the ground floor and windows to apartments on the top floor

This one is very colourfully painted and is on the top floor of a Mexican restaurant.

And as we were walking some more, I saw this shop of pastries and found out that croissants were on sale during this time of the day – 3 for $12. I bought 3 but once we tasted them I decided to get another batch of 3 to take home.

And as we crossed and walked on the other side of the street, I saw these murals one beside each other. It was formerly a glass factory but it is is now a busy cafe.

A Butcher beside it.

Oh… and as I just realised, even some of the trams here in this area were quite funky.

Great way to say “farewell, until we see each other again” to our 7 week visitors.

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Toonsarah says:

    Love the colourful murals and that Lady of St Kilda one is great!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Sarah. Glad you liked that Lady, it is pretty isn’t it!

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  2. Natalie says:

    Quite colourful murals and the croissants look yummy.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Natalie… definitely yummy, I have to go back for that! 👍

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  3. Ludwig says:

    Very lively place. They don’t skimp on color and imagination.

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    1. Teresa says:

      I know right! Have a good day Ludwig!

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  4. restlessjo says:

    The murals are fun and a bit different, Teresa. How long till your next get together?

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    1. Teresa says:

      Oh that’s a good question. Hopefully next year… but who knows! Have a good day, Jo!

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  5. bushboy says:

    Fabulous collection Teresa 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot my friend!

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  6. Wind Kisses says:

    Brilliant color in the murals. It is fun to look for them. I notice murals so much more now as the streets seem to be works of art. Very nice.

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    1. Teresa says:

      I have always loved murals. I often go around and really look for them. 😂😂😂

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      1. Wind Kisses says:

        I have started to as well. They really are art, these days.

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        1. Teresa says:

          Yes, very talented people! 👍

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  7. Alison says:

    I know Balaclava very well Teresa as it’s where my son and his girlfriend live. It’s a great area and so close to St Kilda.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Oh is that where they live… yes it is a great area!

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  8. Great street art shots!

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  9. A colourful and creative neighbourhood, with plenty of places to stop for a drink and a bite. That’s a good combination!

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