‘”…I’m taking you to Shadow walls where no effort is required.” I’m not showing her the hidden places. Down on the docks and inside old factories.’ – pg 116
Cath told us a lot of Graffiti Moon’s atmosphere came from the Footscray/Yarraville/Altona/Seddon area and one of the best places to get a sense of it all is from the back of the Footscray Community Arts Centre. Which is where we took the photos you see in this post.
So that’s that. Post completed. Huzzah
… Just kidding.
There was a bit to see around here actually, aside from the industrial-ish view (I do quite enjoy my attempt at being artistic with the photo above, by the way). There was a memorial bench dedicated to the Women’s Circus and the Performing Older Women’s Circus established there in the 90’s. We had a balancing race on some no-longer-in-use train tracks (I won and Annette tried to cheat). We found some more graffiti – including a really amazing watercolour-ish-looking depiction of a landscape that either could have been mountains in some fantasy land or quitepossiblyprobablymorelikely Melbourne as viewed from where we were (I don’t really know though). There was also a little yellow car in the middle of a nearby roundabout that we walked to and took photos with cos it was cute and random. Annnnnnnnd right next to the photo below, (which I really like because the bike reminds me of Lucy’s bike and Ed and Lucy’s misadventure in the park) you will find Waterside Metal Art Studio – a modern day blacksmith forge! So cool.