Once called Corporation Lane and renamed in October, 2004 to AC/DC Lane, well actually ACDC Lane as the registrar of streets will not allow a forward slash or lightning bolt logos to appear on any street signs, it was meant to be a tribute to the great Australian rock and roll band but it hasn’t quite worked out that way. It now has very little AC/DC content, just a few faded posters and the graffiti is not the best when compared to Hosier Lane which is a remarkable achievement in seeing how much paint per cm a wall will take.
The brick wall at the southern end of the lane showing an attractive lady standing on a stool advertising “24 Moons Bar” has been demolished leaving the lane looking quite bare. As it stands at the moment the lane is not a good example of Melbourne’s laneway culture. It would be great to get an AC/DC feel back in the lane. At the moment the main use of the lane is for office workers in the surrounding buildings to use as a refuge for a quick smoke.
A few of the early pictures in the post were shot on a Nikon D3, the rest were shot on the Fuji X-Pro1. Street walking like this with the X-Pro and a few lenses is the way to go. I don’t quite know what it is about the Fuji that constantly makes you look forward to seeing the images on the computor screen.