The city of Melbourne is a big puzzle of different suburbs - west, east, north of the river, south of river. All of them have a quite distinct feel and atmosphere, some grungy, some posh, some modern, some maritime. We have Little Vietnam, Chinatown, Middle East and Little Italy. I love that about Melbourne - every weekend you can go out and explore another part of the city! So I made a personal goal to visit (and shoot) as many suburbs as possible during my stay here in Melbourne and share them with you! Hope you like to explore a bit more of the "local" Melbourne through my viewfinder :)
Today on the list is Richmond.
Wikipedia tells me that Richmond is located 3km in the south-east of the CBD. I work in Richmond and live fairly close, so it is a suburb where I am actually quite often. The streetscape is known as an eclectic mix of converted warehouse residences, quirky modern houses, public housing high-rise flats and pretty terrace houses. All sitting next to each other. Really interesting! If you follow me on instagram, you have probably seen a lot of shots from around the area already.
There are three major shopping and eating predicts in Richmond - Swan street (some cute restaurants and coffee places, a bit run down for shopping but a lot of wholesale shopping), Bridge Road (better shops and popluar cafes and restaurants) and Victoria Street (known as Little Saigon due to the sheer amount of Vietnamese pho restaurants). You find hidden gems in all the backstreets and laneways, from streetart, to cute shops and hole in the wall coffee places. The access to the city is really good with major tram and metro lines running the Richmond - and it is north the river, which is where the cool kids live (obviously I live south the river).
I really enjoy the area and I am pretty sure I will be back with more pictures soon.
Until then, go out and explore!
Whats your favorite neighborhood in your town, and why?
Here are other suburbs I already covered: South Melbourne