Tuesday, March 12, 2013

postcode 3121 // richmond

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


  1. Hach, ich liebe dieses Entdecken von Stadtteilen. Melbourne finde ich ja eh so cool. Leider kenne ich nicht soviel davon. St. Kilda fand ich aber super. Hier bei uns in Köln sind Ehrenfeld, das Belgische Viertel, Nippes und die Südstadt meine Lieblingsveedel. Daaanke auch für Deinen lieben Kommentar. Ich pack mal wieder mein Taschentuch raus...schnüffel. Hab Dir auch was zu den Van´s geschrieben. Ganz liebe Grüße nach down under, Nadine

  2. I love this project!

    Richmond is one of my favourite suburbs - North of the Yarra but not really sure where it is at heart! I went to creche and kindergarten there, so it is so interesting to see how it has changed over the years. Still grungy, just way more expensive now haha.

    We just moved to Northcote which we're loving way more than we expected - our 6th suburb in Melbourne but the favourite so far.

    Looking forward to the next suburb shots!

  3. Immer wenn ich deine Fotos anschaue, wird mir bewusst, dass die Welt an mir vorüberzieht und ich eigentlich so alles verpasse.

  4. beautiful! sounds like an interesting place. i need to get over there someday!

  5. Beautiful pictures!

  6. Wie immer einfach unglaublich schöne Fotos!

  7. Das schaut echt toll aus. Ich hab ja tatsächlich Europa noch nie verlassen (schockierend) aber der Tag wird kommen. Die Stencils auf dem letzten Bild, so direkt auf der Brickwand gefallen mir übrigens besonders gut!


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