For over 170 years Fitzroy Street has been the main thoroughfare in the seaside suburb of St Kilda, in Melbourne, Australia. The street runs from a tram and traffic junction on the city’s southbound corridor to the Port Phillip Bay foreshore, and is lined with shops, parklands, a school and residences in an array of architectural styles. Grand mansions abut backpacker hostels; ghost gums face high-rise apartments; kebab joints sit side by side with nightclubs. Fitzroy Street is a mecca for Melbournians as well as a destination for travellers from elsewhere. It has many faces and many stories, actual and imagined.

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