Bohemian Melbourne Walking Tour


Sat Aug 13th 2016
Melbourne, Federation Square, Swanston Street

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ABOUT OUR SIGNATURE ‘Bohemia Melbourne Walking Tour’ In nineteenth-century Europe, the word ‘bohemian’ conjured the primitive, exotic and mysterious power of gypsies and was soon adopted by renegade writers and artists. In Australia a bohemian identity was associated with a succession of circles, spaces, subcultures, and movements across most creative arts and medias that persisted from the nineteenth through the twentieth century, that leave traces and echoes to this day. Cultural historians Tony Moore and John Arnold take us down history’s backstreets in search of our bohemian past, whilst Alternative Walking Tours leads us to Melbourne’s modern day charm. The hidden corners, back alleys, basements, and tiny laneways. Places that are undeniable hubs of creativity and inspiration, characteristic of the bohemian vibe Melbourne exudes. This is a 2.5 hour tour that travels around Melbourne’s CBD by foot, before stopping at a backstreet venue for drinks and a sumptuous afternoon tea. Please note; Dates and tour price to be advised for July 2016. Image source: Breakfast at Heide, 1945, State Library Victoria

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