It's not your typical lane way this one in the heart of Bendigo. It seems new, still evolving, still developing its own style. Its art work is captivating though. It gets you in and you can wander up and down the lane way as if it's an art gallery. Not the usual formal art gallery of course.
The art work isn't quite like your usual graffiti art or street art either. It's more refined than that. More homely, safer, less provocative perhaps. It seems to have some kind of plan to it, in an unplanned kind of way.
It's a very quiet lane way. Perhaps people don't know about it yet. Perhaps it's just a little too far away from the bigger shops. Perhaps stories abound about it by the locals that I, as a non-local, don't know about.
There's coffee of course. What would a lane way be without coffee these days? There's cute little shops, the type you only find in these kinds of lane ways. These are shops that don't quite fit the mainstream so there's probably no place for them up the street.
As you walk through the lane way you see the light at the end and find yourself drawn to it, wondering what's beyond. It's disappointing though when you arrive - it's just a back streets, nothing much there to see.So you find yourself wandering back down the lane way again. Back to where you came from. Noticing more and more about this lane way as you wander back.
And now it's become another interesting lane way to add to my list. Another one to visit next time I'm in Bendigo. I can't help but think it will look and feel a little different next time, developed a bit more, found its identity perhaps.