An offbeat glimpse of the city’s oldest market place.
To describe the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, Australia, as “sprawling” is an understatement. At a whopping seven-hectares, this iconic landmark is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere — and it does not disappoint.
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Dear Neighbours Café;
If one didn’t know you were a coffee shop, it would be difficult to distinguish what exactly was hidden behind your two exterior walls covered in street art. Indeed, when I first walked through your welcoming glass doors I had no idea the role you would play in my life.
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“I have always had this sense of style — I am European. I like things nobody else has. But my biggest influence is Versace. I have owned my store (Eurotrash) for 22 years, and I have things nobody else has. I keep it like that.”
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As the sunshine fades and rain takes its place, St. Kilda beach transforms from a mass of sunbathers to lone wanderers.
There is something lonely but beautiful about St. Kilda beach in the rain. During lazy summer days sunshine warms the expansive beach — the sand soon covered by partially naked bodies trying to soak up the sun’s piercing rays. The boardwalk fills with locals and tourists heading to one of the ocean-side patios, meandering out to visit the resident penguins making their home in the cove at the end of St. Kilda Pier, or settling in to catch the sunset.
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“My style is influenced by skating, rappers, and the hardcore scene. Like, Lil Peep, or Savage. A lot of New-Age, underground rap.”
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Melbourne’s City Centre breathes life into historic architecture.
Melbourne’s Central Business District is the heart of the city. Melbournites and tourists mill through the area’s popular streets, including Burke, Elizabeth and Flinders, while trams shuttle more pedestrian hordes from one end of the CBD to the other. The urban centre pulses with an excited energy, with winding lanes decorated wall-to-wall with graffiti are home to popular restaurants, cafes and bars, and buskers lining nearly every street corner.
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“I watch this YouTuber called Alexa Poleti, she is a bit more out there about it than me. And I have always had a love for socks — and I always try to base my style around socks. I actually don’t live in Melbourne, I live in Townsville where it is hot, so I can’t wear socks very often. I just came down for the weekend, so I thought it would be cool to try out and play around with some different styles.”
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These three cafes couldn’t be more different, so be sure to stop by and savour each distinct coffee and vibe.
Coffee culture reaches new heights in Australia. With cafes spotted roughly every city block, narrowing down a list of three shops in Melbourne’s St. Kilda area was no easy task. Aussies take their coffee seriously — with trained baristas adding their own spin on classic caffeinated beverages such as the latte or cappuccino and perfecting Down Under specialties like the flat white or magic. Not to mention, each café possesses its own distinct vibe. From cool to cosy, nostalgic to modern, these three businesses bring both excellent coffee and memorable café culture.
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