Everyday Melbourne is a daily photography blog by Nisanart. She has lived in Melbourne for the last 10 years, working both full-time and as a freelance artist. As the tag line indicates, her blog offers a perspective of the city “by Asian eyes”. Nisanart’s says:

“I confessed, I walked on Burke street Mall so many times, I’ve never notice there is Union Lane runs between Bourke Street and Little Collins Street…since I started this blog, I learn more about Melbourne.”

From graffitied lane ways to grocery stalls, her photos reflect how the people of Melbourne continue to influence the city’s appearance. And her passion for exploring the inner city suburbs really resonated with me as I prepare to return home to Melbourne.

During our email chat, Nisanart highlighted Melbourne’s multicultural population as an aspect that enhances her life in the city. She described Australia as “a society of people from a rich variety of cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious backgrounds”.

A typical day for her is “unexpected” so she carries her camera at all times to capture moments like her favourite photo below – St Kilda pier after sunrise.

When asked about the best parts of living in Australia she chose the “great sport and great coffee”, and provided these local recommendations on the city of Melbourne:

1. Federation Squarewhere “something is going on almost every weekend;

2. St Kilda because it’s a “cosmopolitan, cool beachside suburb”; and

3. Brunswick Street, Fitzroy which “best reflects Melbourne’s bohemian culture”.

Although this blog began as a way to record her personal journey before moving to Thailand to retire, she also provides links and historical facts on the city. Check out her blog and explore Melbourne through Asian eyes.

All photos in this post are by Nisanart.

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About the author

After two years overseas discovering Irish family and foreign cultures, Rebecca has recently returned home to Melbourne. She was inspired to share Australian culture after getting exposure to how others live through her travels.