Everyday Escapades: Mapping the ‘Burbs
On a rare blue-sky winter day in Melbourne, I set out to ride the St Kilda path of “Mapping the ‘Burbs”, which is part of the State of Design festival that has been taking place here over the past two weeks.
Presented by the Australian Institute of Architects, several cycle-friendly maps have been created for various suburbs around Melbourne, marking significant buildings and locations. They’re available for download here, so should any architecturally-minded cycling enthusiasts out there find themselves in our fair city, try it out!
Unfortunately, after a bike malfunction I never made it past the Peanut Farm Reserve community gardens. Although I was initially only planning on a quick visit, the sunny weather drew me in and I actually really enjoyed being in a working garden and taking a few photos in the late afternoon sun. It’s got a total 1990′s vibe with heaps of weird art and mosaic murals left over from when St Kilda was, arguably, in its prime. Luna Park is across the street, so you can potter peacefully in your garden to the sound of distant screams.
A unique little corner of Melbourne, to be sure.
*photography by Jess