Between the interesting characters, the cool street scenes, the old architecture and the colourful street art, Fitzroy was no disappointment. Wandering the side streets or finding a good place to sit and watch the world go by, I could easily see myself living in this kind of neighbourhood. (Don’t worry, Mom. I have no plans to move down here… yet!)
I’m happy that I’m ending this part of the trip having felt like a true local of this fantastic little neighbourhood. And, I can’t post about Fitzroy without mentioning the restaurants. So many amazing ones to try! It’s almost overwhelming. But, I must mention a little place that my friend took me to called Morrocan Soup Bar. A tiny little place with shared tables and sharing plates. As soon as we walked in, the smells immediately transported us back to Morocco. It was packed and we were told we’d need to wait 25 minutes. So, we grabbed a lovely glass of wine next door and easily filled our time with good conversation. Heading back next door, the wait (although not that long at all) was so worth it – the food was phenomenal! If you’re in the area, it’s definitely a local jewel.
It’s unfortunate that this is my last night in Melbourne. I feel like there’s so much more I could see – and eat! However, shooting this eclectic part of town has been a pleasure and its energy reminded me of exactly why I love wandering city streets.