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a bus stop sign that says 'stage 3 restrictions will in be in place from 11:59pm tonight. Go Home.'
An empty pedestrian mall in melbourne.
Street art in melbourne.
street art in melbourne.
street art in melbourne.

Art in a Deserted City

During Melbourne lockdown in 2020, I took a walk from my CBD apartment through the city centre, ending by walking the street art hub of Hosier Lane. Some of the images there commented on our predicament, though there was no one but me to see them on that cold, bleak day.

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