The Gertrude Street Projection Festival finished on Sunday after running for a week, lighting up buildings and spaces all along the street. Some were big rolling spreads on the highrises, some were in shop windows, some were inside exhibits within a gallery, and some were projected on the footpath or road - all unique and captivating.
I met Charles for a drink and then we made our way up the street, taking in the art in the form of light, and popping into a couple of places for drinks along the way.
At first we were underwhelmed with what we saw, but as it grew darker, and the crowds gathered in the street to take it all in, it became clear that there was something whimsical and magical about this little community festival of light.
A hub of activity and art, the street has just enough bars at the right intervals to brace against the Wintery winds of this time of year. Another gem event of Melbourne!